|Place of birth||Ardrossan, South Australia|
|Address||Ardrossan, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ada Emma Cane, Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916, and promoted to V.O. Sergeant the same day; disembarked Plymouth, 30 September 1916, and marched into 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, the same day.
Reverts to the rank of Private, 1 October 1916, and then promoted Extra Duty Pay Sergeant the same day.
On Command at Musketry School, Tidworth, 6 November 1916; rejoined 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 1 December 1916.
Reverts to the rank of Private, 5 December 1916, and then promoted Extra Duty Pay Corporal the same day.
Reverts to the rank of Private, 24 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 19 June 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 25 June 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 1 July 1917.
On leave to Paris, 20 January 1918; rejoined unit, 29 January 1918.
Admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 3 February 1918, and transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station the same day (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); to No 28 Ambulance Train, 5 February 1918; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 8 February 1918; discharged, and marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 12 April 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 24 April 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, 28 April 1918.
Wounded in action, 15 June 1918, and admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance the same day (shrapnel wound, right thigh); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, no date stated; to No 8 General Hospital, Rouen, 18 June 1918; to England, 3 August 1918; to No 4 Canadian General Hospital, Basingstoke, 4 August 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 23 October 1918; discharged and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 November 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Morvada', 4 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 February 1919; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: gunshot wound, right thigh), 13 July 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CANE Wilfred Hastings|