|Place of birth||Devenish, Victoria|
|Address||Kerang PO, Kerang, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, S. Argus, Gnotuk, Camperdown, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||38th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/55/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 16 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 2 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.
Detached for duty with 10th Machine Gun Company, 6 December 1916.
Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 April 1917 (epidermitis), and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 21, 26 July 1917, and transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 27 July 1917; to England, 30 July 1917, and admitted to City of London Military Hospital; transferred 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 August 1917 (chronic orchitis: mild); discharged on furlough, 29 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 September 1917.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, from Weymouth, 18 September 1917; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 29 September 1917.
Marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 16 October 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 5 January 1918; discharged, 12 January 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 19 January 1918; discharged, 21 January 1918.
Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 6 April 1918.
Marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 22 April 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 11 June 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, in the field, 17 June 1918.
Wounded in action, 10 August 1918 (gun shot wound, right thigh); admitted to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 August 1918; transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 12 August 1918; to England, 23 August 1918, and admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham; discharged on furlough, 26 September 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 October 1918.
Marched out to Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 21 October 1918; marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, 1 November 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 2 December 1918.
Marched out to England, 28 April 1919; marched in to No 3 Group, 29 April 1919.
Found guilty, 23 May 1919, of being absent without leave from midnight, 19 May, to 4.40 pm, 23 May 1919: forfeited 4 days' pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigin Luise', 21 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 27 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||55|
|Place of burial||Shepparton Cemetery, Victoria|