|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Chinchilla, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Minnie Bassingthwaigthe, Chinchilla, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Division Train|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'At WESTHOEK RIDGE 20th September 1917. for conspicuous gallantry when in company with Lance Corporal COWIE he encountered an enemy concrete machine gun post which was harrassisng our advance by its fire - he bombed the machine gun, killing the crew and taking the remainder of the post prisoners. Later he assisted in putting forward a Lewis Gun post and maintaining his post for thirty hours until relieved, despite heavy enemy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
|Family/military connections||Second Cousin: Private Roy Shiel BASSINGTHWAIGHTE, Regimental No. 1880, 55th Battalion, returned to Australia 22 July 1917; Second Cousin: Driver Oscar John RIDGE, Regimental No. 1694, 1st Field Ambulance, returned to Australia 8 May 1919; Second Cousin: Lieutenant Paul Jerome TIMMINS, Regimental No. 3891, 20th Battalion, returned to Australia 22 August 1918; Second Cousin: Private Richard Vincent PALMER, Regimental No. 3597, 4th Battalion, killed in action 22 September 1917|
War service: Western Front
Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Was awarded the Military Medal at Westhoek Ridge on 20 September 1917 for conspicuous gallantry during part of the Battle of Passchendaele.
Stayed on in France after the end of the war in a mopping up force serving with mule teams.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Kingaroy Cemetery, Queensland|