7/09/1914- To ” B ” Company 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA as Private
22/12/1914- Embarked Melbourne VIc aboard ” Ceramic ” bound for Egypt
03/02/1915- Disembarked Alexandria ex Australia to Overseas Training Base
12/04/1915- Embarked Alexandria with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsula
2/05/1915- Reported Missing in Action Gallipoli
6/04/1916- Court of Enquiry found TOWNSHEND was Killed in Action near Dead Mans Ridge Gallipoli Turkey.

STATEMENT FROM CPL. W. POLICE 16th Battalion – ” TOWNSHEND was sent out scouting during the attack on Dead Mans Ridge¬† on 2/05/1915.¬† I saw him go out and know that he did not return. He was neither heard nor seen of since “.



1914/15 Star – No. 14073

British War Medal – No. 7304

Victory Medal – No. 7278

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 309460



Coolup Roll of Honour WA

Pinjarra War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 81

Lone Pine War Memorial Gallipoli Turkey – Panel No. 57.