|Place of birth||Melbourne Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, J Morcombe, 16 Long Street, Elsternwick, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Army Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/99/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Field Ambulance|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'On the morning of 25th April, 1918, at Car Loading Post near VILLERS BRETONNEUX this man accompanied Lance Corporal G.H. HILLS to search for a wounded man, said to be lying in a shell hole in a gully off the VILLERS BRETONNEUX FOILLOY Road. This gully taken by our troops some hours previously, and not then clear of snipers. It was also heavily shelled at the time. After searching for some time the party was opened on, by an enemy sniper, from the precincts of the village. They crawled with the stretcher to the shell hole, attended the man and were bearing him back when the first sniper, reinforced by a second sniper, again fired on them. They reached the Car Loading Post with the patients, where the latter was dressed and evacuated. This man has on many other occasions, shown a fine sense of duty and total disregard of his personal safety in the search for and attention to wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal