|Place of birth||Melbourne Victoria|
|Address||Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, A G Pinkerton, Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Army Medical Corps|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Valuable services at Pozi?eres.'
Military Medal (altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal)
'Conspicuous devotion to duty and disregard of danger as linesman, in repairing communications East of Ypres on 20 September 1917.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the operations east of YPRES on 20th September 1917, Pte. PINKERTON who is a linesman on the Battalion Signalling Section did exceptionally good work repairing lines. The unfailing devotion to duty, the immediate response to the lightest order, the absolute disregard of self which this man displayed, earnt the admiration of all who saw him at work. Many times he had to go forward to repair breaks and one occasion was out for two hours whilst our barrage was answering an S.O.S. signal.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31