|Place of birth||Lyonsville, Victoria|
|Address||Hargrave Street, Castlemaine, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, John Peter Petterson, Phoenix Street, Maldon, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Citizen Military Forces, Castlemaine, Victoria.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||59th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/76/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked from Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 14 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 6 December 1916. Wounded in action, 26 September 1917; rejoined unit, 13 December 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Euripides', 3 September 1916; disembarked in Melbourne, 20 October 1919; discharged, 27 November 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal