Service Number: 1906
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 4th Field Company Engineers
Born: Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland, , date not yet discovered
Home Town: Lithgow, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, France, 6 December 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
Grave F. 50.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

16 Oct 1915: Involvement Sapper, SN 1906, 1st Field Company Engineers
16 Oct 1915: Embarked Sapper, SN 1906, 1st Field Company Engineers, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
6 Dec 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 1906, 4th Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 40 and the husband of Ada Emma Overend, of 44, Upper Elmers End Rd., Beckenham, Kent.

He is remembered on the Innerleithen War Memorials. There is an external one and the stained Glass Windows in the church record the names of the fallen.


Innerleithen (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Leitheann) is a civil parish and a small town in the committee area of Tweeddale, in the Scottish Borders. It was formerly in the historic county of Peeblesshire or Tweeddale.


Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is also honoured in the book of remembrance for Tweeddale. [Roll of honour of Peebleshire men killed in the Great War, 1914-1918. With portraits.]