|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Miss Bella MacMullen, c/o 27 Cliftonville Road, Belfast, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served in the Royal Navy for 12 years (time expired).|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||No 6 Tunnelling Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||16/12/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Tunnelling Company|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 1 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916. Marched in to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 8 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 15 October 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Tunnelling Company, 23 November 1916.
Found guilty, 17 January 1917, of conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline in that he did throw a snowball at a Captain of the RAMC who passing on a Motor Ambulance, 15 January 1917: awarded 96 hours' Field Punishment No 2.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, Le Brebis, 26 May 1917, on 3 charges: (1) drunkenness (2) striking his superior Officer (3) resisting an escort whose duty it was to have him in charge; pleaded guilty to (1) and (3); not guilty to (2). Found guilty on all 3 charges: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 1 and fined one pound.
Found guilty, 10 September 1917, of disobedience of Company Order: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.
Admitted to 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 5 December 1917 (tonsillitis); transferred to England, 15 December 1917 (stomatitis), and admitted to Whipps Cross Hospital, Colchester; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 9 January 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 23 January 1918. Found guilty, 24 January 1918, of being absent without leave, 10.30 am, 23 January, to 10.30 pm, 24 January 1918: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay; forfeited total of 2 days' pay. Proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1918; rejoined unit, 20 April 1918.
Admitted to 45th Field Ambulance, 22 September 1918 (gas poisoning); transferred to 4th General Hospital, 28 September 1918; to England, 29 September 1918, and admitted to Whipps Cross Hospital, Colchester, 30 September 1918; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 October 1918; discharged to furlough, 12 November 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 26 November 1918. Absent without leave, 26 November 1918; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, 5 December 1918. Found guilty, 4 December 1918, of being absent without leave from 10 am, 26 November, to 10 am, 4 December 1918: awarded forfeiture of 8 days' pay; forfeited a total of 16 days' pay.
Commenced return to Australia from London on board HS 'Bakara', 22 December 1918 (gas poisoning); disembarked Fremantle, 5 February 1919; discharged, 23 March 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalNotation on file, 1 December 1924: 'Correct name stated to be E. Montgomerie.'
|Miscellaneous details||True name: E. MONTGOMERIE|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KING Thomas|