|Place of birth||Glenferrie, Victoria|
|Address||Alexandra Avenue, Surrey Hills, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Henry Garrett, Alexandra Avenue, Surrey Hills, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the Scottish Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Albert Park, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Transferred by HS 'Royal George' to Malta, 10 May 1915 (rheumatism); admitted to St Andrew's Hospital, 18 May 1915.
Employed as Military Clerk (unfit), 6 August 1915.
Found guilty, 30 August 1915, of being absent without leave: admonished.
Embarked Malta for Egypt, 5 October 1915.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Kanowna', 20 October 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 9 March 1916.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Soldier wrote to Base Records, 24 September 1930, seeking confirmation of details of his military record, in particular regarding the disability of his right hand: 'A certain person here in Broome has been making a slanderous statement about my war record, so I am writing to you to obtain a few particulars from my Medical History Sheet to enable me to take proceedings against him for defamation ... [T]here is one query which I want to be most emphatic about, and that is in regard to a disability to my right hand. The person mentioned above has circulated a report (which he says he can prove) that I shot off my own two fingers and was returned to Australia in disgrace. Will you please deny this and state whether uit is a war wound, or was caused previous to enlistment.'Base Records replied, 21 October 1918, that 'Your Medical History Sheet discloses that at the time of enlistment you were minus the index and middle fingers of the right hand.'
|Date of death|
|Age at death||71|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (Row 15A, Grave 47), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GARRETT Robert|