Regimental number4239
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36.2
Height5' 3.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs J Black, 11 Mills Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Railway Pioneer Corps, South Africa (Boer War); time expired.
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date17 September 1929
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 20 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit: mitral disease and tachycardia), Sydney, 17 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsService number mistakenly shown as 4329 on cemetery plaque.
Date of death13 February 1928
Age at death47
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 2880), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILNE David