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Regimental number3429
Place of birthBerwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England
Address80 Philip Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 4.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Morrison, 80 Philip Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 January 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date31 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917, and marched in to 14th Training Bn, Hurdcott.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 October 1917; taken on strength, 53rd Bn, in the field, 31 October 1917.

Detached to Australian Corps Infantry School as batman, 9 July 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 19 August 1918.

Attached for duty to 14th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 25 August 1918. On leave (date not recorded); rejoined Mortar Battery from leave, 29 October 1918.

Rejoined 53rd Bn from attachment, 12 November 1918.

Found guilty, 4 March 1919, of being absent without leave from Tattoo, 1 March, to Tattoo, 2 March 1919: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Proceeded to England for Non-Military Empoyment, 16 March 1919; disembarked Southampton, 25 March 1919.

Granted leave with pay only for Non-Military Employment, 27 March-27 June 1919: shipbuilding with W. Beardmore, Dalmier, Glasgow, Scotland.

Transferred to 53rd Bn on expiration of NME, 27 June 1919. Granted pre-embarkation leave until 15 July 1919; leave extended to 16 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Argylshire', 1 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 31 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 May 1935

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