|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Father, Edward Talman, Flower Pot, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected on account of teeth)|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/57/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Army Service Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 6 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917; marched into 14th Training Bn, 18 February 1917.
Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 13 April 1917 (disability not stated); discharged to Depot, 30 April 1917.
Transferred to, and taken on strength of, Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 16 June 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 18 October 1917; taken on strength, 1st Machine Gun Company, in the field, 23 October 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 26 February 1918 (bunions); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 17, 28 February 1918, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux; discharged to Base Details, 2 March 1918.
Transferred to England, 6 May 1918, and classified 'B2'.
Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 May 1918.
Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 18 May 1918.
Found guilty, 17 June 1918, of being absent without leave from 10 pm, 14 June, to 3.30 pm, 15 June 1918: admonished, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Admitted to Camp Isolation Hospital, 18 July 1918 (disability not stated); marched in to No 4 Command Depot from hospital, 25 July 1918.
Admitted to Camp Isolation Hospital, 28 July 1918 (scabies); date of discharge not recorded.
Marched into Overseas Training Depot, Longbridge Deverill, 17 August 1918.
Marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 30 August 1918.
Transferred to Australian Army Service Corps Details, 24 October 1918, and marched out to AASC Training Depot, Parkhouse.
Marched out to AASC Detachment, Westham, 3 December 1918.
Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 March 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit: bunion, left great toe), 30 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TOLMAN Hobart Oscar|