|Place of birth||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Shirley Road, Wollstonecroft, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M Read, No. 3 T & G Flats, Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||33rd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/50/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||258A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Divisional Signal Company|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 4 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.
Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 12 December 1916; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 13 December 1916 (scabies); discharged to duty, 17 December 1916.
Transferred to 3rd Divisional Signal Company, 6 October 1917; taken on strength from 33rd Bn, 7 October 1917, and reverted to Sapper at own request.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 December 1917 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 1 January 1918; discharged to Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 7 February 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 40 days.
Rejoined unit, in the field, 15 February 1918.
Detached to Auastralian Corps Liaison Force, 11 August 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 20 August 1918.
On leave, 3 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 18 September 1918.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 12 March 1919; marched in to 3 Group, Codford, 27 March 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 June 1919, for onward travel by rail to Brisbane; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 14 August 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, READ Hugh Arnold|