|Place of birth||Yarraville, Victoria|
|Address||Carrum Downs, Frankston, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18.3|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A Temple, Carrum Downs, Frankston, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 6 months in the Senior Cadets, Yarraville (Complusory Military Training scheme)|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||24th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 176
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, c. 26 May 1916 (exact date not recorded).
Found guilty, 14 May 1916, of disobedience of orders, namely leaving billeing area without a pass signed by CO or Adjutant; (2) disobedience of orders, namely leaving billeting area without arms & equipment; (3) being absent without leave from 10 am until 1230 pm, 14 May: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Wounded in action, 30 June 1916 (took part in raid on enemy trench, night of 29/30 June: gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance; transferred to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 1 July 1916; to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outreau, 2 July 1916; to England, 3 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd Northern General Hospital, 4 July 1916; proceeded on furlough, 31 August 1916.
Married Rose Maud Lock SMITH, spinster, aged 21, The Register Office, Epsom, Surrey, 10 July 1918.
Awarded Military Medal.
Proceeded overseas to France, 24 July 1918; rejoined 24th Bn, 29 July 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 31 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 February 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 11 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia with wife on board HT 'Prinz Ludwig', 9 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 4 November 1919.Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Carven/Caven Downs, Frankston, Victoria.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TEMPLE Albert Edward|