|Place of birth||Trunkey, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Glenalver, Trunkey, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, Peter Merles, Peak Hill, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Lithgow, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/12/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt
Embarked Sydney, 18 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 21 May 1916, and admitted to Government Hospital (orchitis).
Transferred to Base Hospital, Suez, 14 June 1916, and then to 3rd Australian General Hospital.
Embarked Alexandria for England, 24 June 1916; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 3 July 1916 (gastritis).
Commenced return to Australia on board NZHS 'Marama', 31 August 1916; arrived Sydney, 17 October 1916; discharged (medically unfit: duodenal ulcer), Sydney, 16 April 1917.
Medal: British War MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MERLES Andrew|