|Address||681 Canning Street, North Carlton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Mrs Beatrice Jane Eller, 681 Canning Street, North Carlton, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (Awarded)
Conspicuous good work and great gallantry throughout action. Set fine example by fine actions and leadership. (Near Ypres 20 September 1917).
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led his company undr heavy fire with great skill and complete contempt of danger. When he came under heavy machine gun fire from a pill-box, he bombed the enemy machine gunners and put the gun out of action singlehanded, thus preventing many casualties. He captured and consolidated his objective. His courage and leadership contributed largely to the success of the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
|Other details||Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|