|Place of birth||Binda New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Binda, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Hone, Binda, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||55th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/72/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Work at Mont St.Quentin on 31 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the operations against MONT ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE on 31st August 1918, the above men [3759 J.F. BAKER, 2920 W.J. HONE, 281 W.L. CASSIDY] showed total disregard of personal safety under heavy enemy machine gun and shell fire when attending to wounded. A party of Engineers were repairing a bridge which the enemy was shelling heavily. The bridge was hit and there were a number of casualties. These men at once sent to the assistance of the wounded, bound them up and carried them to a Dressing Station. They then returned and carried other wounded away. During the whole time the enemy was shelling the bridge with heavy shells. Later when their company sustained heavy casualties, they carried wounded from the front line to the dressing station through heavy machine gun and shell fire. They worked continuously for 10 hours and were the cause of saving the lives of a number of wounded men, who would heave died had they not been moved at once.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115