|Place of birth||North Sydney New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Waratah George Street, Marrickville, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, William Arthur Pettit, Waratah George Street, Marrickville, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches (altered from Military Cross)
'For conspicuous bravery during the attack on enemy position near Anzac House.'
Work near Amiens on 8 August 1918.'
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During an advance in a thick fog at Warfusee, east of Amiens, on the 8th August 1918, he took charge of numerous parties of several units, which had become detached, led them forward, and cleared the village. Later, when held up by two machine guns, which could not be located in the fog, he went forward alone, found them, and personally charged the position at the head of his men, and captured both guns and crews. He showed splendid courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal