|Place of birth||Durham England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||61 Soudan Street, Coburg, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs L Ness, 61 Soudan Street, Coburg, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'(Near Ypres, 20 September 1917) Remarkable gallantry and initiative in taking place of senior officer and rendering valuable services.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the operations along the MENIN ROAD on 20th September, 1917, whilst engaged on the construction of a strong point at BLACK WATCH CORNER near POLYGON WOOD, the officer in charge of the infantry party attached to the engineers was wounded. L/Cpl NESS immediately took charge of the party and displayed remarkable gallantry and sound judgment in carrying out his responsibilities and gave great encouragement to those under him. His work throughout the whole of the operations was worthy of great praise. He gave valuable assistance at a critical period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to 1st London General Hospital, 5 March 1917 (broncho-pneumonia).
Wounded in action (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to King George Military Hospital, England, 15 August 1918 (wound: severe). Commenced return to Australia on board 'City of York', 14 January 1919 (invalid); disembarked Sydney, 27 February 1919; discharged, 27 April 1919.
Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal~