|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||96 Merton Street, Rozelle, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Burns, 96 Merton Street, Rozelle, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||17.6|
|Place of burial||Hermies Hill British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 15), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Found guilty, 27 January 1916, of (1) disobeying an order of an NCO; (2) refusing to give his name: fined 1 day's pay.
Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 September 1916.
Admitted to Field Ambulance, 23 February 1916 (incontinence of urine), and transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital; discharged to unit, 21 March 1916.
Taken on strength, 13th Bn, Serapeum, 29 March 1916.
Admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, 6 April 1916 (cystitis); transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 April 1916 (dysentery).
Proceeded to Englad (details not entered on Form B103).
Tried by District Court Martial, Bhurtpore Barracks, 26 July 1916, on charge of striking his superior Officer in the execution of his office, in that he at No 2 Camp, Perham Downs, on the 9.6.16 struck with his fist on the head, Lieut Cooper, who had placed under arrest Pte Delaney; found guilty: awarded 2 years' imprisonment with hard labour; sentence confirmed but commuted to detention for 90 days; forfeited 128 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1916; balance of sentence (48 days) remitted.
Joined 2nd Bn, in the field, Belgium, 18 September 1916.
Found guilty, 17 October 1916, of refusing to obey an order in that he refused to go on guard when duly warned by Orderly Sergeant, 16 October 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Found guilty, 22 January 1917, of disobedience of orders in that he was absent from Parade at 0830 on 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th January 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
On Command, Divisional School, 5 February 1917.
Admitted to No 2 Stationary Hospital from Divisional School, 27 February 1917 (trench fever); rejoined Bn from hospital, 23 March 1917.
Killed in action, 9 April 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||True age understated on Attestation Form.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SUMMERS Roger|