|Place of birth||Truro, Cornwall, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Tumby Bay, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||41|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Lily Higham, Tumby Bay, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the Prince of Wales Volunteers; time expired.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 10 July 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to 8th Field Ambulance, 12 July 1916; to 8th Casualty Clearing Station, 18 July 1916 (myalgia); to Ambulance Train, 19 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 19 July 1916; transferred to England, 22 July 1916, and admitted to War Hospital, Silver Street, Edmonton, London (myalgia: slight); transferred to Ewen Hall, Wood Street, Barnet, 3 August 1916 (rheumatism); to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 31 August 1916; to Delhi Hospital, Perham Downs, 26 September 1916 (myocarditis); discharged on furlough, 26 September 1916; admitted to 3rd Auxiliary hospital, Dartford (date not recorded); marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 December 1916.
Medical examination, 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 November 1916, noted: 'Causation of the diability: Rigours, hardship & trying conditions of active service, operating on an older man.' 'Age last birthday' stated to be 51.
Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ulysses' for discharge (myalgia, old age, physical weakness), 13 February 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 18 June 1917.
War service: 1 year 130 days (of which 1 year 18 days was abroad)Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HIGHAM Frank Searle|