|Place of birth||Beechworth, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Lands Department, Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||40|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr James Odell, Bairnsdale, Victoria|
|Previous military service||4th Battalion, West Australian Infantry (4 years)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||51st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/68/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 9 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916; marched into 13th Training Bn, Rollestone, 26 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 5 December 1916, and reverts to the rank of Private.
Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 20 December 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 10 January 1917 (laryngitis); to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 17 January 1917; discharged and marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 February 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 24 February 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 25 February 1917.
Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 10 April 1917 (debility); transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 11 April 1917; to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 13 April 1917; to No 23 Ambulance Train, 14 April 1917; to No 32 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 15 April 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 24 April 1917; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 26 April 1917; to No 3 Rest Camp, 24 May 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 4 June 1917.
To England, 19 June 1917 (tuberculosis, fit for permanent base duties); marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 June 1917 and classified Class C.1. the same day
Detached to 12th Training Bn, Codford, 27 June 1917.
Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Codford, 3 August 1917 (scabies); marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 8 August 1917.
Marched into No 2 Command Depot from No 4 Command Depot, 6 September 1917 (Class C.3).
Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 September 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 5 December 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit: debility, dilated heart), 27 December 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ODELL Walter Pretty|