Earle Joseph Sinclair WROTH

Regimental number518
Place of birthToodyay Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressToodyay, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Wroth, Toodyay, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A52 Surada on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918

Military Medal

'At the South West of BELLICOURT during 29th and 30th September 1918, these stretcher bearers [WROTH, 6618 E.E. CALF, 4462 F.C. SKILLER, 3209 A.A. McGOLDRICK, 6674 A.A. WALL, 518 E.J.S. WROTH, 4757 A.J.C. PARKER] displayed conspicuous bravery in carrying wounded across ground exposed to enemy observation and under heavy shell and machine gun fire. Each carry was across the Hindenburg System and owing to the rain making the ground slippery each trip took 3 hours to carry 1000 yards across wire, trenches etc. In spite of numerous casualties amongst the bearers, these men by their endurance, determination and example encouraged the other bearers and in an extraordinarily difficult situation, made the evacuation of wounded possible. Devotion to duty of these men is deserving of special reward.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2088 Sapper Forrest Guy Eddison WROTH, 4th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 15 February 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal