The AIF Project


Regimental number12827
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
AddressMarlow Road, Keswick, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs A E Wheatley, Marlow Road, Keswick, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentMotor Transport Driver
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty and gallantry at BONY on 29th - 30th September 1918. He supervised the forward evacuation of the Ambulance Cars, and greatly contributed to the rapid clearance of the forward Ambulance Posts. He has been conspicuous for his gallant conduct and devotion to duty during the operations at VILLERS BRETONNEUX in May and June 1918, and in the advance to the Hindenberg Line in September 1918.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format