|Place of birth||Tipperary, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||44|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Ellen Hoole, Goondiwindi, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Armidale, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||53rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/70/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 11 November 1916; found guilty, at sea, of breaking guard, 19 December 1916: awarded 14 days' extra fatigue; admitted to ship's hospital, 29 December 1916; discharged from hospital, 29 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 32 days; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 January 1917. Marched in to 14th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 1 February 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 53rd Bn, 7 May 1917.
Found guilty, 30 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 1600, 19 June 1917, until arrested in billets at 2100, 28 June 1917: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 10 days' pay. Marched in to 1st Anzac Field Punishment Compound, 1 July 1917; rejoined unit, 22 July 1917.
Detached to Daily Tactical Working Party, 16 September 1917; rejoined Bn, 22 September 1917.
Detached for duty to 1st Tunnelling Company, 29 January 1918; rejoined Bn, 21 February 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 22 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 12 March 1918. Found guilty while on leave, of being drunk in Grafton Street, Dublin, 27 February 1918: awarded forfeiture of 5 days' pay.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 April 1918 (scabies); transferred to 29th Casualty Clearing Station same day; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 3 April 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Le Havre, 12 April 1918; embarked for England, 27 April 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 April 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'D12', 7 June 1918; discharged, 9 October 1918 (medically unfit: chronic rheumatism).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CROTTY Edward|