|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Neerim North, Gippsland, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Armistead, Thomas Street, Dandenong, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/36/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'On 2nd Sept. 1918, near CLERY-sur-SOMME, these two drivers were driving an ammunition wagon carting ammunition to the battery position, which at the time was being very heavily shelled as also was the position at which the ammunition was being loaded. Although the loading party had evacuated the position on account of the shelling, these drivers loaded their own wagon and continued the supply of ammunition, although continually under shell fire. In so doing they exhibited splendid courage and devotion to duty and set a fine example to all.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 109
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 20 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916.
Mustered as Driver, 6 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916.
On leave to England, 14 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 1 March 1918.
Awarded Military Medal.
Married Christina BARR, spinster, aged 31, St Mary Magdelene Church, Addiscombe, 19 February 1918.
On leave to England, 4 February 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 22 February 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 11 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Koningen Luise', 21 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 13 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 27 September 1919.Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||No details of height or weight recorded on Form B103.|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||85|
|Place of burial||Apollo Bay Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ARMISTEAD Ernest|