|Place of birth||Stratford-on-Avon, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Ada Surch, Southport, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||26th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||30|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: James R. and Emily SURCH; Wife: Ada Elizabeth WILLIAMS (formerly SURCH)|
War service: embarked from Brisbane, 27 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917, and taken on strength, 7th Training Bn.
Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; taken on strength, 26th Bn, 12 June 1917.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 13 October 1917 (conjunctivitis); rejoined Bn, 17 October 1917.
Wounded in action (gassed), 29 October 1917; admitted to 10th Casualty Clearing Station. Transferred to England, 15 November 1917; admitted to Bath War Hospital, 16 November 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 December 1917. Granted furlough, 7-21 January 1918, to report to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott. Rejoined Bn in the field, 6 May 1918.
Killed in action, 11 August 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal