|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Bunyip, Gippsland, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Father, Fred J. Canning, Springhurst, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||4th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/9/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: embarked from Australia, 20 October 1914; disembarked Egypt, 6 December 1914.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, 10 May 1915. Appointed Provisional Sergeant, 7 August 1915. Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 25 August 1915, and reverted to permanent rank of Corporal on account of sickness; transferred to Malta on board HS 'Ascanius', 31 August 1915, and admitted to Royal Naval Hospital. Transferred to All Saints' Hospital, 21 September 1915; placed on supernumerary list, 3 December 1915. Transferred to Floriana Hospital for duty on staff of EMO, 26 December 1915. Treated at Military Hospital, Valetta, for hyperthyroidsm, 26 May 1916; transferred to Passage Depot, Spimola, 6 June 1916.
Discharged to active service per 'Abbassieh', 21 June 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 26 June 1916; returned to duty, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 27 June 1916. Transferred to Camel Corps, 1 July 1916; rejoined 4th Light Horse Regiment and reverted to rank of Corporal, 6 August 1916.
Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Ferry Post, 2 March 1917. Transferred to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 12 March 1917. Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 13 May 1917; rejoined unit, 16 June 1917. To Isolation Camp, 20 June 1917; rejoined unit, 30 June 1917. Rejoined 4th Light Horse Regiment at Kazar, 1 July 1917. Appointed Sergeant, 23 July 1917. Sick to hospital, 1 December 1917; admitted to Australian Rest Station, 2 December 1917 (diarrhoea). Transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia (dysentery), 13 December 1917; transferred to Rest Camp, 31 December 1917; rejoined 4th Light Horse Regiment, Belah, 2 February 1918.
Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance (sprained right wrist; sustained in the performance of military duty; no one to blame; no disciplinary action required), 12 April 1918; transferred to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 14 April 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 16 April 1918; to Rest Camp, 22 April 1918. Marched in to Desert Corps Rest Camp, Jerusalem, en route to rejoin unit, 5 May 1918.
Marched in to Australian Details Camp, Moascar, 21 December 1918. Commenced return to Australia on 1914 leave on board 'Argyllshire' from Suez, 23 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged, 2 April 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal