|Place of birth||Broadsound, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Nebo via Mackay, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Maria Ray, 137 Annandale Street, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Rockhampton, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 31st Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 6 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 June 1916.
Reported wounded and missing, 21 July 1916; admitted to 30th General Hospital, Calais (gun shot wound, scalp), 21 July 1916; transferred to England, 30 July 1916, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital.
Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1916; rejoined 31st Bn, in the field, 1 December 1916.
Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 14 December 1916 (orchitis), and transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 15 December 1916, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 December 1916; transferred to England, 17 December 1916, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Denmark Hill, 19 December 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 31 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 7 April 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 23 April 1917.
Transferred to 69th Bn, Hurdcott, 1 May 1917.
Found guilty, 23 July 1917, of overstaying leave pass from noon, 21 July, until he reported back at 6 pm, 22 July 1917: awarded forfeiture of 4 days' pay; total forfeiture: 6 days' pay.
Transferred to 31st Bn, 19 September 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1917; taken on strength, 31st Bn, in the field, 26 October 1917.
Admitted to 8the Australian Field Ambulance, 8 December 1917 (influenza and debility), and transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station; to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 December 1917; to 7th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 8 January 1918; to England, 9 January 1918, and admitted to 2/1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 10 January 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 22 January 1918 (trench feet); discharged on furlough, 5 February 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 February 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 11 April 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RAY Sidney Vernon|