Born at Katanning WA, CoE. Enlisted 13 March 1916 age 19, farmer. Nok mother, Elizabeth Asplin of Badgebup, Katanning. Embarked at Fremantle 7 August 1916 per A28 Miltiades and served in France 1916-1918. Suffered a gunshot wound to his knee 2 September 1918. RTA SS Ormonde. Service medals: BWM and VM. Edward Asplin’s brother.