|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Spring Creek, near Dereel, Victoria|
|School||Dereel State School, Victoria|
|Address||Dereel via Ballarat, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs A Conn, Dereel via Ballarat, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Nephew: 13152 Gunner William John BLISS, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 7 September 1919.|
War service: embarked from Australia, 7 March 1916.
Embarked, Alexandria, Egypt, to join British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 4 June 1916. Marched in to 1st Division Base Depot, Etaples, 7 June 1916. Joined Bn in the field, 29 July 1916.
Wounded in action, admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 18 August 1916; admitted (gun shot wound) to 26th General Hospital, 20 August 1916. Transferred to Convalescent Depot, 23 August 1916; rejoined unit, 31 August 1916.
On leave, 11-24 September 1917.
Detached to Brigade School, 14-30 January 1918. Detached for duty with 1st Division Headquarters (Camouflage Dump), 31 May-1 August 1918.
Gassed (mustard gas), 24 August 1918; admitted to 41st Casualty Clearing Station. Transferred to 2nd General Hospital, 27 August 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, 30 August 1918; to Australian General Base Depot, 10 October 1918. Rejoined unit, 14 October 1918.
On leave in the United Kingdom, 18 October 1918. Admitted while on leave to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, suffering from tuberculosis, 29 October 1918. Discharged to No. 2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 10 November 1918. Commenced return to Australia, 9 December 1918. Discharged, 8 March 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||74|
|Place of burial||Ballarat Cemetery, Victoria|