|Date of birth
|Place of birth
|Vacy, New South Wales
|Church of England
|Tweed Heads, New South Wales
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Wife, Mrs Flora Ellen Ninness, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
|Previous military service
|Served for 1 year in the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Rifle Club, New South Wales.
|Rank on enlistment
|Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Queensland Reinforcement)
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular
|Age at enlistment: 40.5
|Did not Embark
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)
|Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
War service: did not embark with unit at Sydney on board HMAT SS 'Eastern', 25 January 1915.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 16 January 1916.
Attestation Paper marked 'discharged at own request', no date being given.
On 10 January 1923 Ninness wrote to Base Records: 'I enlisted in the Tropical force for Rabaul at Brisbane about 14th December 1914, E. Company. After about a fortnight the Company journeyed to Liverpool Camp, N.S.W., where after some time, half the company left for Rabaul, the other half was left behind to leave next boat, but was afterwards disbanded owing to there being sufficient men there. We eventually formed A Company, of the 17th Battalion Q those who were eligible. After some weeks myself and others had to accept our disbandment, not being eligible by age. I did not receive any discharge papers, and have since not been able to apply for the allowance due me.'No overseas service: not eligible for war medals.
|Date of death
|Age at death
|Place of burial
|Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland