|Place of birth||Ballarat Victoria|
|Address||Ballarat, East Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, E Opie, 7 Corbett Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 5th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board RMS Orontes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Field Ambulance|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'For conspicuous bravery as a bearer near Noreuil when he carried on under fire although wounded in the foot.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'On May 4th 1917 Private OPIE had already been on continuous bearer duty for 24 hours in front of NOREUIL under heavy enemy shell fire, he injured his foot. In spite of this he carried on for a further 12 hours and showed a fine example of determination, coolness, and steadiness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal