|Date of birth|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Armidale, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, W A Varley, Armidale, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||45th Battalion|
Unit: Staff 12 INF Bde
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When two companies had become disorganized under heavy shell fire and had lost all their officers, he went forward and organized them. He afterwards did most valuable work in organizing a counter-attack, and his coolness under fire and utter disregard of personal danger was most marked throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Bar to Military Cross
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He went forward through heavy fire, supervised the collection of ammunition, water, and material, and delivered them to the battalion holding the captured position, thus supplying them with sufficient to hold off an enemy counter attack. By his courage and initiative he rendered very valuable service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|