|Place of birth||Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||62 North Street, Richmond, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Mary Croysdale, 62 North Street, Richmond, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 7 months in the 3rd Imperial Bushmen's (New South South Wales) Contingent, South Africa.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, Sarpi Camp, Lemnos, 8 October, on charge of being absent without leave, 1600, 2 October, to Tattoo, 4 October 1915; pleaded Guilty; found Guilty: awarded 50 days' Field Punishment No 2; 14 days remitted.
Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Sarpi Camp, 28 October 1915 (jaundice); transferred to No 1 Canadian Stationary Hospital; to No 18 Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 29 October 1915 (catarrh and jaundice); to Lowlands Casualty Clearing Station, 5 November 1915; discharged to A&NZ Base Depot, 29 November 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.
Absent without leave from Tattoo, 5 March, till 2200, 7 March 1916: remanded for court martial, and automatically forfeited 2 days' pay.
Marched in to Australian Overseas Base, Ghezireh, under guard, 7 March 1916; discharged to unit under escort, 8 March 1916.
Found guilty, Field General Court Martial, Tel el Kebir, 14 March 1916, of 'When on Active Service absenting himself without leave in that he at Tel-el-Kebir was absent without leave from 2130, 5/3/16 until brought back under escort at 2200 7/3/16': awarded 35 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 3 days' pay.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GITTOES Ernest Claude|