|Place of birth||Wellington, New South Wales|
|Address||132 Flinders Street, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Wife, Ilma Constance Ward, 132 Flinders Street, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||20th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 25 May 1915.
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915; disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 27 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 2 pm, 17 January, to 3 pm, 21 January 1916: awarded 96 hours' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 9 days' pay.
Promoted Lance Corporal, 14 February 1916.
Found guilty, 10 March 1916, of breaking camp and being absent without leave from 0700, 3 March, to 2000, 8 March 1916: reverted to the ranks, and forfeited 6 days' pay.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.
Injured while on duty, 4 June 1916; soldier held to be in no way to blame; admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 June 1916 (hernia); transferred to hospital (not specified), 10 June 1916; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 4 July 1916; to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, 7 July 1916.
Found guilty, 29 September 1916, of breaking out of camp and being in possession of spirits: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 1.
Admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 11 January 1917 (scabies); transferred to Segregation Camp, Etaples, 29 January 1917.
Found guilty, 18 February 1917, of drunkenness, 17 February 1917: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 1.
Rejoined 20th Bn, in the field, 8 March 1917.
Promoted Acting Sergeant (without pay), 6 April 1917.
Found guilty, 26 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 11 pm, 21 June, to 3 pm, 22 June 1917: reverted to the ranks, and forfeited 2 days' pay.
Admitted to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 July 1917 (hard chancre); transferred to Ambulance Train No 30, and admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 21 July 1917; discharged, 30 August 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 43 days. Rejoined Bn, in the field, 19 October 1917.
Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 May 1918 (synovitis, right knee); transferred via Casualty Clearing Station to 56th General Hospital, Etaples, 27 May 1918; to England, 29 May 1918, and admitted same day to Essex County Hospital (affiliated with Colchester Military Hospital) (condition: severe). Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 18 June 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 June 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 21 July 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 17 September 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: deranged semiluna cartilage right knee: recurrent), 30 January 1919.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Rookwood Necropolis|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WARD Cecil Norman Joseph|