|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||41|
|Next of kin||Friend, Louisa Bartlett, Beremboke, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||46th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/63/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||2030|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Army Veterinary Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Marched into 12th Training Bn, Rollestone, England, 21 July 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 22 September 1916; marched into 4th Australian Division Base Depot, 24 September 1916; marched out and joined 46th Bn, 4 October 1916.
Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 November 1916 (scabies); transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 November 1916; discharged to duty, 18 November 1916; rejoined unit, 22 November 1916.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 February 1917 (septic toe); transferred to 4th Divisional Rest Station, 7 February 1917; to 1st Anzac Receiving Station, 20 February 1917 (scabies); discharged to duty, 1 March 1917; rejoined unit, 2 March 1917.
Wounded in action, France, 11 April 1917; admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 April 1917 (shrapnel wound, knee); transferred to Ambulance Train No 11, 12 April 1917; to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 13 April 1917; discharged to duty, 2 May 1917 (chronic otitis media - ear infection); marched into 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 4 May 1917.
Transferred to Australian Veterinary Corps and taken on strength, 15 May 1917.
Proceeded on leave to United Kingdom, 19 September 1917; returned from leave, 29 September 1917.
[no details of service between 29 September 1917 and 22 March 1918].
Transferred to Base Depot, Calais, 22 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Havre, 23 March 1918; to England, 1 April 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 2 April 1918.
Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Gaika', 12 May 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918; discharged, 22 July 1918 (medically unfit, rheumatism).
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalMedals marked returned 10 May 1923.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ASHMAN Ernest|