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Regimental number371
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolWaverley Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs. J. Talbot, Church Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMrs. J. Talbot, Church Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death41
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date27 November 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Peninsula), 15 May 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 15 September 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Hospital Ship 'Nevasa', 15 September 1915; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 19 September 1915; to No 4 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 27 September 1915; discharged to Helouan, 30 September 1915.

Rejoined unit, Anzac Cove, 13 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915.

Found guilty, Maadi, 19 January 1916, of being absent without leave from 1415 hours, until 2200 hours, 17 January 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeits 1 days' pay.

Found guilty, Helwan, 14 February 1916, of disobeying and order of an NCO: award, admonished.

Taken on strength of 2nd Reserve Regiment, Maadi, 1 March 1916.

Taken on strength of 60th Battery, Tel el Kebir, 27 March 1916, and mustered as a Gunner.

Mustered as a Driver, 18 April 1916, and mustered as a Gunner.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 June 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 25th Field Artillery Bde, 9 July 1916.

On leave to England, 19 December 1916; rejoined unit, 10 January 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 14th Field Artillery Bde, 24 January 1917, and posted to 53rd Battery.

On leave to England, 12 January 1918; rejoined unit, 6 February 1918.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 14 February 1918 (accidental gunshot wounds, eye and hand); transferred to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 14 February 1918; to No 50 Casualty Clearing Station, 16 February 1918; to No 83 General Hospital, Boulogne, 16 February 1918; to England, 22 February 1918; to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 22 February 1918 (gunshot wounds, right eye and left forefinger); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 28 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Dunluce Castle', 8 April 1918; departed Suez on board HT 'Karoola', 27 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 28 May 1918; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: right eye excised), 27 November 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 May 1961
Age at death68
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALLISON Stanley

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