Regimental number420
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCochrane Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Ann Francis Newland, Cochrane Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations from 31st August 1918 to 5th September 1918 near PERONNE this man had charge of signal arrangements and communications be maintained between forward and rear posts and between Machine Gun Sections and the Infantry. This soldier carried out his duties in an exceptionally efficient manner, notwithstanding the heavy enemy fire, and his splendid work and the fine example he set to his comrades helped very materially in the success of the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal