|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Walla Street, Bundaberg, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, John Toft, Walla Street, Bundaberg, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'This N.C.O. performed excellent work on nights of 8th/9th August, 1916, during operations north west of POZIERES. He was always cool and courageous, and showed a fine example to his men. He consistently displayed splendid qualities throughout and handled his men with much ability, and was of great assistance to his Company Commander. Military Medal awarded 28th August, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great dash and enterprise in capturing and consolidating an enemy advanced post which was causing casualties to our front line troops. He had no opportunity of previously reconnoitring the ground, and the success of the operation was entirely due to his coolness and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Bar to Military Cross
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a company. By his skilful arrangements an enemy raid in considerable strength and under cover of intense bombardment was beaten off with heavy casualties. During the night he drove the enemy from the front where they were established. Later, he fought the enemy throughout the greater part of the day with bombs and rifle grenades, and prevented them from establishing machine guns. Throughout he showed untiring energy, and by his courageous and cool behaviour set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2726 Pte Arthur Stanley TOFT, 46th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 December 1918; 1649] 2nd Lt Cecil George TOFT, 25th Bn, killed in action, 4 July 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Military Cross and Bar, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Redcliffe Cemetery|