|Place of birth||Warracknabeal Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Jenne Freeman, same address|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||43rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/60/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Light Trench Mortar Battery|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'On the 11th/12th August, 1918, during operations on the SOMME, this N.C.O. worked in cooperation with the 41st Battalion and had charge of a Trench Mortar during the operations. Early in the attack he discovered that an enemy machine gun was likely to impede the advance and with absolute disregard of personal danger he selected a position from which he could engage this target. He succeeded in putting it out of action and killing the crew, and repeated this action on several occasions during the attack. his initiative in promptly dealing with the enemy considerably helped the Battalion in reaching its final objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal