|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Port Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Ada Bemold, 24 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during the operations near Bellicourt, between 29 September and 1 October 1918. While his company was advancing near Magny-la-Fosse he single handed, rushed forward and attacked an enemy machine gun post, securing the entire crews, comprising one officer and thirteen other ranks, together with a machine gun. He also did splendid work as observer and platoon runner. Throughout he showed marked courage and ability.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 26 December 1916; discharged from ship's hospital, 27 December 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, 3 January 1917; discharged from ship's hospital, 5 January 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 10 April 1917; reverted to Private, 11 April 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 21 April 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 26 April 1917.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 July 1917 (injury to head); discharged to duty, 19 July 1917.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 January 1918 (varicose veins, left leg), and transferred same day to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne; transferred to Base Depot, Havre, 8 February 1918.
Admitted to 40th Stationary Hospital, Harfleur, 9 February 1918 (varicose veins, left leg); transferred to No 4 Convalescent Depot, 13 March 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 27 April 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 3 June 1918.
Found guilty, 11 June 1918, of being absent without leave in that he was absent from his billet without permission on 7 June 1918 and was absent when Company marched out to new billets on 7 June 1918: reverted to Private.
On leave to United Kingdom, 10 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 30 August 1918.
Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Embarked Havre, 28 February 1919; disembarked Southampton, 1 March 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 March 1919; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 8 April 1919 (tonsilitis); discharged from ship's hospital, 11 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 8 May 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 15 June 1919.
War service: 2 years 256 days (of which 2 years 183 days were abroad)
Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Miscellaneous details||Second given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Ardreanist.|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||42|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (Row 1A, Grave No. 2 East), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BEMOLD Cyril Ardrearnst|