Regimental number2347
Place of birthMurray Town, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Russell Degenhardt, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Port Pirie, South Australia
Other details

Enlisted at Keswick, South Australia.

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Received gun shot wound to right hand; hospitalised between 3-19 July 1916 - 3rd Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, England.

Promoted Acting Corporal, 22 November 1916; Sergeant, 4 December 1916. Appointed 2nd Lt and posted to Reinforcements in England, January 1918.

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