|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Address||Geraldton, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||42|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Ada May W Whitmore, 'Medic', King Street, Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||51st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 51st Bn, 2 April 1916; transferred to 13th Bn, 14 May 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 14 June 1916. Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 29 July 1916 (influenza); transferred to 1st Field Ambulance, 4 August 1916; discharged to duty, 7 August 1916; rejoined Bn, 7 August 1916.
Wounded in action, 14-16 August 1916 (gun shot wound, head); admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 15 August 1916; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 17 August 1916; to England, 18 August 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 19 August 1916; to Woodcote Park Convalescent hospital, 21 September 1916; to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 3 October 1916. Granted furlough, 4 October 1916; Proceeded overseas to France, 24 January 1917; rejoined unit, 7 February 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 10 June 1917.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Height recorded on Attestation Form as 10'10". Weight not recorded.|