|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Address||Regent Street, Parkside, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss M R Ferris, Regent Street, Parkside, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Transferred to 48th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 6 August 1916 (shell shock); admitted to 1st Australian Division Rest Station, 7 August 1916; discharged to duty, 7 August 1916.
Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 September 1916 (appendicitis); transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 September 1916; to Ambulance Train No 28, 28 September 1916, and admitted to 35th General Hospital, Calais; transferred to England, 1 October 1916, and admitted to Colchester Military Hospital (appendicitis appendectomy); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 November 1916; discharged on furlough, 8 November 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 23 November 1916.
Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 23 November 1916.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 5 January 1917; discharged, 2 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 57 days.
Proceeded overseas to France, 29 April 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 3 May 1917.
Wounded in action, 8 June 1917 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to 77th Field Ambulance, and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station; to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 10 June 1917; to England, 20 June 1917, and admitted to Temporary Hospital, Exeter, 22 June 1917 (wound: severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 July 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 August 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 6 December 1917.
War service: 2 years 134 days (of which 2 years 26 days were abroad)Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Surname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as FERRIES.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FERRIS James|