|Place of birth||Creswick, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||43|
|Next of kin||Wife, May Matilda Colk, Copley Street, Bayswater, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Norseman, Western Australia|
|Unit name||48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 June 1917.
Wounded in action, 28 March 1918 (multiple gun shot wounds); admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 30 March 1918; transferred to England, 5 May 1918, and admitted to Exeter War Hospital, 7 May 1918 (compound fracure, right leg; shrapnel wound, right thigh: severe; amputated); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 7 June 1918; discharged on furlough, 13 July 1918, to report back to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 17 July 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 23 July 1918 (right leg amputated below the knee); discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 7 March 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Name does not appear on Embarkation Roll.|
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Karrakatta Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COLK Ernest Hubert|