|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Rose Park, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M. Ledger, Alexander Avenue, Rose Park, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|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; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France from 8th Training Bn, 5 April 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 April 1917.
Marched out to unit, 8 April 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 12 April 1917.
Admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 May 1918 (gassed); transferred to No 47 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 May 1918; to No 34 Ambulance Train, 22 May 1918; to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, 23 May 1918; to England, 27 May 1918; to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St Albans, 28 May 1918; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 July 1918; discharged to furlough, 6 July 1918, and to report to No 4 Command Depot, 20 July 1918.
Posted absent without leave, 20 July 1917; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 23 July 1918.
Found guilty, 23 July 1918, of being absent without leave from 1100 hours, 20 July 1918, until 1400 hours, 22 July 1918: award, forfeits 3 days' pay and a total forfeiture of 6 days' pay.
Admitted to No 2 Group Hospital, Hurdcott, 17 August 1918; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 30 September 1918.
Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 December 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919.
Medical note at Military Convalescent Hospital, North Adelaide, 3 April 1919, 'in Hos[pital] for 1 month and then came to 4 C.D. Has been short of breath, weak and debilitated since, and does not improve with training and treatment.'
Discharged (medically unfit, gas poisoning), Adelaide, 3 May 1919.
Total war service: 2 years 212 days (of which 2 years 77 days were abroad).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||32|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (5 West 10), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA B2455 File 8195040|