Service Number: 2931
Enlisted: 20 September 1916, Maryborough, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 1885
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman and Slaughterman
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 19 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brooweena War Memorial, Broweena Bridge Memorial Shelter, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2931, 49th Infantry Battalion, Maryborough, Qld.
27 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 2931, 49th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Marathon embarkation_ship_number: A74 public_note: ''
27 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 2931, 49th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

His fiancee Winifred Kennett, learnt of his death int he newspaper and wrote to the Military Authorities to confrim that the soldier killed was her beloved.  She also asked for the address of his sister in England so that she could send condolences.  The Military Officials would not release this information without good reason.  Winifred sadly passed away 10 years later without ever marrying.

Sister, Mrs Charlotte Davidson, 57 Evesham Road, Stratford-on-Avon, England.

Military Medal

'A Regimental stretcher bearer who, in the advance on PASSCHENDAELE Ridge, north east of YPRES, 26th September, 1917, under heavy enemy artillery and machine gun fire, tended the wounded and carried them back from the front line to the Regimental Aid Post. His devotion to duty was undoubtedly the means of saving many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918