|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Penrith, New South Wales|
|School||Several schools, including Woonona Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||c/o Louis McDowell, Dorrigo Farm, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Louis McDowell, Dorrigo Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, F Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his men in the attack with great gallantry and established a bombing post in the enemy's trench, thereby securing the left flank at a critical time. He has at all times set a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
|Family/military connections||Future wife's brothers: 2192 Sergeant Harold RICHARDSON, 54th Bn, killed in action, 19-20 July 1916; 2711 Corporal Alexander Melvin RICHARDSON, 45th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.|
War service: wounded in action, Gallipoli, 20 May 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli, 10 June 1915 (influenza); admitted to No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 15 June 1915. Appointed Corporal, 22 August 1915. Admitted to hospital, Mudros, 29 October 1915 (jaundice); rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 2 December 1915.
Promoted Sergeant, 4 January 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 8 June 1916. Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, 6 August 1916.
Wounded in action, 13 August 1916 (shell wound, right leg). Admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 14 August 1916. Transferred to England, 15 August 1916; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 15 August 1916. Discharged from hospital, 16 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 16 October 1916; rejoined unit in the field, 19 October 1916.
Promoted Lieutenant, 14 December 1916. Awarded the Military Cross, 30 March 1917.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 17 July 1917; transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Abbeyville, 19 July 1917; rejoined unit, Belgium, 13 August 1917. Appointed Assistant Adjutant, 4 October 1917.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, France, 30 December 1917 (accidental injury: synovitis, severe, right knee); transferred to England, 2 January 1918; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 3 January 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Kenilworth Castle', 12 March 1918; transshipped to 'Field Marshall' at Durban, South Africa; departed Durban, 23 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 23 May 1918; discharged, 6 November 1918 (medical unfitness).
Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||76|
|Place of burial||Cremated: Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales|