|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Joadja Creek, Mittagong, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Same as next of kin|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Brother, James Percy Neal, High Range, Blakesley Street, Chatswood, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||7th Field Company Engineers|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/26/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Field Company Engineers|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2737 Sapper Thomas Reginald NEAL, 7th Field Company Engineers, killed in action, 29 July 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.
Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 September 1916 (varicose veins), and transferred same day to 44th Casualty Clearing Station and then to Ambulance Train No 27; admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 15 September 1916 (varicocele). Transferred to England, 17 September 1916. Transferred to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, from No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 July 1916 (malaria).
Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 November 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 November 1916.
Proceeeded overseas to France, 29 May 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 8 June 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound,right shoulder), admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 8, 5 October 1917, and admitted to 11th General Hospital, Camiers; transferred to England, 22 October 1917, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, 23 October 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 November 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 November 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918, for overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 23 March 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA B2455 fle 7994460|