|Place of birth||Forbes, New South Wales|
|Address||Bogan Gate Road, Forbes, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Brother, R T Rath, Orange Road, Forbes, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of heart.|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 169
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 17th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.
Wounded in action, 4 November 1917 (gassed), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 5th Convalescent Depot, 19 November 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 23 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 December 1917.
Admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 May 1918 (pyrexia, known origin); discharged to duty, 3 June 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 June 1918.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 3 October 1918 (gas shell), and admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 72nd General Hospital, 6 October 1918 (gas shell wound); to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 17 October 1918.
Found guilty, Field General Court Martial, Havre, 28 October 1918, of being concerned in unlawfully purchasing one pair of riding breeches: awarded 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour, and forfeiture of a total of 189 days' pay.
Discharged from hospital, 21 November 1918; rejoined Bn, 27 november 1918.
Sentence remitted, 2 February 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 30 May 1919; marched in to No 2 Group, 5 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 27 August 1919.Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RATH Harry Henry|