Regimental number1985
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
AddressPort Pirie West, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Bockelberg, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918

Military Medal

'At BULLECOURT on 10th April 1917 this man went forward through the enemy wire and when the attack took place guided the advancing line forward. He showed great coolness in the face of extreme danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal