The AIF Project


Regimental number285
Place of birthCollingwood Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address35 Russell Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Rachel Gourlay, 35 Russell Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 October 1917
Place of burial------ Cemetery (Plot L, Row B, Grave No. 15), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'A runner whose daring work and endurance were remarkable. He made many trips without hesitation through heavy barrages and succeeded in getting his messages back to their destination. Although wounded he insisted on completing his journey and delivering his despatches before he allowed the stretcher bearers to take him away.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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