Regimental number2169
Place of birthColac Vic
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
AddressLakeside, Woodline, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinSister, Annie Howarth, Colac, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 1 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer during attack North of Flers.
Recommendation date: 11 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917

Military Medal

'During the attack on German position north of FLERS on 5th November, 1916, this man acted as stretcher bearer and worked consistently and with absolute disregard to his own safety. To his unremitting efforts during the attack and subsequent period numbers of wounded owe their rescue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Date of death28 September 1948
Place of burialKalgoorlie Cemetery