|Place of birth||Heathcote, Victoria|
|Address||Croydon, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Friend, Miss P Beard, Torrens Road, Croydon, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Serapeum, 22 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.
Wounded in action, 25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, abdomen), and admitted to Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 13th General Hospital, Wimereux, 26 July 1916 (wound: severe); to England, 29 July 1916, and admitted to St Luke's War Hospital, Halifax; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 October 1916.
Marched in to No 2 Training Bn, Durrington, 10 December 1916.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 22 March 1917; transferred to Convalescent Training Company, Parkhouse, 6 April 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 24 days.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 3 October 1917 (old gun shot wound, shrapnel); discharged to duty, 13 October 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 21 December 1917; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 24 December 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 4 days.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 March 1918.
Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 March 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 12 May 1918, for discharge (defective vision); disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918; discharged (medically unfit (defective vision), Melbourne, 15 August 1918.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalPROBLEM: date of death on NAA file given as 27 August 1948 (attributed to war service); date of death in funeral note ('The [Adelaide] Advertiser') given as 11 May 1953.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Cheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, EDWARDS William|