Regimental number189
Place of birthHorwich England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWood, Point, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Ann Gilbert, 54 Delaways Road, High Crumpsall, Manchester, England
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 August 1918

Military Medal

'During operations East of MESSINES from 7th to 12th June 1917. For building his machine gun emplacement whilst under heavy artillery fire, and by his coolness, bravery and soldierly bearing, kept up the spirits of his men, setting a fine example to all around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 November 1947
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia