|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o J W Speakman, Newcastle on Tyne, England|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Uncle, Rev J W Speakman, Newcastle on Tyne, England|
|Rank on enlistment||Acting Corporal|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||70|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Work at Mont St. Quentin on 31 August 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the attack on MONT ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE, on 31st August 1918, this N.C.O. displayed great bravery and initiative whilst leading his men in the attack on the village. He and his men happened to find themselves in an isolated position on the flank of the objective where an enemy machine gun poured heavy fire into his immediate front. he did not hesitate, but rushed on ahead of his men, killed the gunner and took the remainder of the crew prisoners. This N.C.O.'s. coolness and courageous act was a splendid effort.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Address on first elistment papers given as Boulia Post Office, Boulia, North Queensland.
War service: enlisted in the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, 17 December 1914; served in Rabaul. Returned and enlisted in the AIF, 3 January 1916.
War service (AIF): Western Front
Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal~