Regimental number2733
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressHill End via Bathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Rodwell, Hill End via Bathurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'On 25th September 1917 during the Battle of POLYGON WOOD he displayed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. He continually carried wounded under heavy shell fire and throughout the operation inspired the remainder of his platoon by his great courage and total disregard of personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 13 March 1917; 1 September 1918.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal