|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Cue, Victoria|
|Other Names||Priestman, Alan|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Friend, Miss Evelyn Priestman, Avenue Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 weeks in the 53rd Bn, Senior Cadets.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 15 May 1916 (enteritis); transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 May 1916 (dysentery); to Ras el Tin Convalescent Depot, 22 May 1916; rejoined unit, 9 July 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 August 1916; marched into 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 11 September 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 30 September 1916.
Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 1 November 1916 (not yet diagnosed, and transferred same day to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 November 1916 (myalgia); discharged to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 26 November 1916; admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 November 1916 (myalgia); transferred to England, 30 November 1916, and admitted to American Women's War Hospital, Devonport, 1 December 1916 (myalgia: slight); discharged on furlough, 16 January 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 7 February 1917.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 19 June 1918 (influenza); discharged to Depot, 26 June 1918.
By sworn declaration assumed the true name of 'Alan Priestman', 27 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 23 July 1919; discharged, 3 November 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||True name: Alan PRIESTMAN; Evelyn PRIESTMAN was his sister; both parents dead.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DRINKWATER Jack|