|Place of birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|Address||162 Chelmsford Road, North Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Townsend, 162 Chelmsford Road, North Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Francis John and Mary TOWNSEND. Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Taken on strength of 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.
Wounded in action at Lone Pine, 7 August 1915; admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, Anzac, 7 August 1915 (gunshot wound, neck); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 7 August 1915 (gunshot wound, neck and spine); disembarked Alexandria, 11 August 1915; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis (bomb wound, neck), 12 August 1915; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 12 August 1915; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 August 1915; to Helouan Convalescent Depot, 12 November 1915; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 21 March 1916.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board, HT 'Kanowna', 11 May 1916; disembarked, 15 June 1916; discharged (wounded: bound wound, neck, and weakness of legs), 2 October 1916.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||37|
|Place of burial||Roman Catholic Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TOWNSEND Cornelius James|