|Place of birth||Bute, South Australia|
|Address||Bute, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary E Hartley, Bute, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil (trainee exemption)|
|Place of enlistment||Kadina, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 14 December 1916; discharged from ship's hospital, 2 January 1917 (no further details recorded)disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 24 May 1917.
Wounded in action, 29 September 1917 (remained at duty).
Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 2 January 1918 (tonsillitis); transferred to 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 6 January 1918 (diptheria); to England, 24 February 1918 (ch[ronic] diptheria), and admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton (convalescent); transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 February 1918; discharged on furlough, 6 March 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 20 March 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 15 March 1918 (venereal disease 42 & 20); discharged, 28 May 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease [syphilis and gonorrhoea]: 75 days.
Re-admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 28 May 1918 (debility); discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Patkhouse, 14 June 1918.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 22 June 1918.
Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 25 June 1918 (influenza); marched in to No 1 Command Depot from hospital, 1 July 1918.
Found guilty, 10 July 1918, of neglecting to obey AIF Order re bounds: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.
Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 13 July 1918.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 1 August 1918 (bursitis); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 16 October 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius', 9 February 1919; disembarked, Adelaide, 21 March 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 5 May 1919.
War service: 3 years 26 days (of which 2 years 142 days were abroad)
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath not attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||42|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (Row 1A, Grave No. 9 West), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HARTLEY William Walter Cecil|