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Regimental number2940
Date of birth8 May 1883
Place of birthRedfern, Sydney, New South Wales
AddressWalker Street, Helensburgh, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ann Morris, Walker Street, Helensburgh, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919

Military Medal

'On 31st August, 1918, in the operations at MONT ST. QUENTIN, North East of PERONNE, this soldier acted as runner. He frequently carried despatches to H.Q.throughout the day under very heavy M.G. fire. He also rendered very valuable assistance by attending to wounded under rifle and machine gun fire. He was last to leave the position when the Battalion withdrew and fell back to the main line firing at the enemy as he went. He was wounded during the withdrawal, but remained at duty, till the Battalion moved back on relief.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Discharge date27 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 January 1940 ; secondary date: 14/07/1935
Age at death57
Place of burialParkes Cemetery, New South Wales

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