|Place of birth||Chalk Cottage, Birling, Kent, England|
|School||Free School, Birling, Kent, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||25|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||25.9|
|Next of kin||Mrs Gladdish, Chalk Cottage near West Malling, Kent, England|
|Previous military service||Served 3 years British Stoker; sent home through illness.|
|Place of enlistment||Romsey, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||23rd Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||29|
|Place of burial||Grevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 12), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.
Found guilty, 31 October 1915, of neglecting to obey a general order in that on 30 October he did cut scrub along the 'Skyline' contrary to orders: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Found guilty, 6 June 1916, of being absent without leave from 12 pm, 5 June, till 12 pm, 6 June 1916: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 1 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Wounded in action, 24 August 1916 (gun shot wound, face, right eye, right hand); admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 25 August 1916; transferred 13th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 27 August 1916; to England, 13 September 1916, and admitted to Middlewood Hospital; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 6 November 1916; discharged on furlough, 6 November 1916, to report to Command Depot, Perham Downs, 21 November 1916.
Found guilty, 25 November 1916, of being absent without leave, 3.30 pm, 21 November, till 11.30 am, 22 November 1916 (two days): awarded 4 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Found guilty, Larkhill, of being absent without leave from 8 pm, 5 March, to 11.10 am, 6 March 1917: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay; total forfeiture: 4 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; rejoined 23rd Bn, in the field, 30 March 1917.
Wounded in action, 3 May 1917 (shrapnel wound, abdomen), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 3 May 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GLADDISH William Lewis|