|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Redfern, Sydney|
|Address||Walker Street, Helensburgh, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Ann Morris, Walker Street, Helensburgh, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||53rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/70/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||20th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'On 31st August 1918 in the operations at Mont St. Quentin, N.E. of Peronne, this soldier acted as runner. He frequently carried despatches to H.Q. throughout the day under very heavy M.G. fire. He also rendered very valuable assistance by attending to wounded under rifle and machine gun fire. He was the last to leave the position when the battalion withdrew,and fell back to the main line, firing at the enemy as he went. He was wounded during the withdrawal, but remained at duty till the battalion moved back on relief.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
War service: Western Front
Marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 10 January 1917. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 12 January 1917 to noon, 17 January 1917. Confined to Barracks for 7 days, forfeits 2 days' pay. Proceeded overseas to France per SS 'Golden Eagle', via Folkestone, 28 February 1917.
Sick, to hospital, 3 January 1918; rejoined battalion 9 March 1918. Wounded in action, 3 October 1918 Admitted to Alexandra Hospital, 8 October 1918; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 2 December 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh).
Found guilty of being absent without leave 27 December 1918 to 2 January 1919; forfeits 6 days' pay. Commenced return to Australia, 16 March 1919; disembaked, australia, 15 May 1919; discharged, 27 February 1920.
Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal~
|Date of death|
|Age at death||57|