|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Adelong, New South Wales|
|Address||Wiluna, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Jane Brett, Tumut, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Wiluna, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 30 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916.
Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 26 January 1917 (not yet diagnosed); marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 7 February 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 June 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 19 July 1917.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 August 1917 (scabies), and transferred same day to 4th Stationary Hospital, Arques; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 31 August 1917 (scabies, bronchial catarrh); marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 8 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 September 1917.
Admitted to 64th Field Ambulance, 9 October 1917 (scabies), and transferred same day to 50th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 13 October 1917.
Admitted to 37th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 October 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to Ambulance Train No 16, 27 October 1917, and admitted to 11th Stationary hospital, Rouen, 28 October 1917; transferred to England, 11 November 1917 (trench fever), and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 1 February 1918; discharged on furlough, 9 February 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 23 February 1918.
Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 26 April 1918 (bronchitis); discharged, 31 May 1918.
Found guilty of neglecting to obey AIF Headquarters Order No 426, viz out of bounds: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.
Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 August 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 October 1918 (chronic bronchitis); disembarked Fremantle, 16 December 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 10 May 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||44|
|Place of burial||Tumut, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BRETT John Trainer|