|Place of birth||Oldham, Lancashire, England|
|School||Moss Side Board, Manchester, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||13.6|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o Miss Gurney, Bellvue Road. Woollahra, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Needham, c/o Miss Gurney, Bellvue Road, Woollahra, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death from cemetery records||18|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 11), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Walter and Elizabeth Ann NEEDHAM, Kepple Street, Bathurst, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.
German report, 2 August 1916 and confirmed on 11 October 1919, 'austr. Sold. Needham, A. Nr. 4946, 54. A.I. am 19.7.16 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'
On 23 February 1920 the Officer in Charge of Base Records wrote to Mrs E. A. Needham, the mother of Private Needham, and noted, 'I regret to state no burial particulars have yet been received in regard to your son ... '
Red Cross File No 1981002: 'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to N/K. 20.6.17.'
'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Mother's address subsequently c/o Mrs Wallace Smith, 'The Chalet', Bathurst, New South Wales; then, c/-Dr Zieler, 'Cresson', New South Head Road, Double Bay, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, NEEDHAM Arnold
Red Cross file 1981002