|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Blakeville, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bacchus Marsh, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, C H Platt, Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||45th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Awarded on 25 May 1918, Divisional Routine Orders No.490.
Bar to Military Medal
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on south edge of Hebuterne on 11th April 1918. After heavy enemy barrage on our line at dawn which was followed by no infantry action this N.C.O. carried out a daring daylight patrol to ascertain enemy's intentions. Amongst other valuable information he definitely located a strong hostile post, and, returning ranged our trench mortars on this post, which was destroyed. He then pushed out, again and established a valuable forward block from which we were later able to inflict casualties. His energy and initiative were responsible for a successful little operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Bar to Military Medal
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near ASCENSION WOOD on 18th September, 1918. As N.C.O. in charge of a bombing section he displayed the greatest possible skill and showed utter contempt for danger. Prior to the final objective being taken he led his section in an endeavour to clear the system of enemy trenches. In this he was only partly successful because owing to his party becoming casualties he was forced to form a block before the whole system was cleared. This he did single handed. Later in the evening when the advance was continued he again gallantly led a bombing party against an enemy post. This he successfully reduced taking four prisoners and 3 machine guns, the remainder of the enemy fleeing. He then pushed on until he got in touch with the Company on his flank. Throughout his work was of the highest order, his great personal courage and skill as a bomber having almost inspiring effect on the morale of his men.'
|Family/military connections||Brother: Private William Henry PLATT, Regimental No. 2017, 7th Battalion, returned to Australia 29 January 1916|
Son of Charles Henry and Annie (nee Foss) Platt who were married in Ballarat, Victoria in 1888.
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||58|
|Place of burial||Ballarat, Victoria|