|Place of birth||Nackara, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Port Augusta, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sarah E. Chartres, Nackara, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Port Augusta, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||50th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/67/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||50th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 September 1916, and marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.
Found guilty, 10 October 1916, of overstaying leave from 0100 hours, until 1330 hours, 9 October 1916: award, admonished and forfeits one day's pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 5 December 1916.
Taken on strength of 50th Bn, 24 December 1916.
Wounded in action, 2 April 1917, and admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance the same day (gunshot wound, arm); transferred to No 9 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 April 1917; to No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outreau, 4 April 1917; to England, 5 April 1917; to Royal Surrey County Hospital, 5 April 1917; discharged to furlough, 28 April 1917; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 May 1917.
Classified A3, 15 May 1917.
Marched into H&D No 4, Perham Downs, 17 May 1917.
Found guilty, 28 May 1917, of failing to attend medical treatment as ordered by Regimental Medical Officer: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Proceeded overseas to France, 15 June 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 16 June 1917.
Rejoined 50th Bn, 7 July 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 15 February 1918; rejoined unit, 7 March 1918.
Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 2 April 1918, and transferred to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, the same day (hernia); to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, 5 April 1918; discharged and marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 11 April 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 7 April 1918; rejoined 50th Bn, 27 April 1918.
Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 15 May 1918, and transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (right inguinal hernia); to No 9 United States General Hospital, Rouen, 20 May 1918; to No 73 Hospital, Trouville, 28 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 10 July 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 9 August 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 14 August 1918; rejoined 50th Bn, 21 August 1918.
Promoted Lance Corporal, 1 September 1919.
On leave to the United Kingdom, 26 January 1919; rejoined unit, 9 February 1919.
Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 30 March 1919; marched into 3rd Training Bn, England, 9 April 1919.
Found guilty, 6 May 1919, of being absent without leave from 2400 hours, 3 May 1919, until 2030 hours, 5 May 1919: award, admonished and forfeits 2 days pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 12 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 29 June 1919; discharged Adelaide, 13 August 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Cheltenham Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, LAMMING Edward William|