|Place of birth||Aberdeen Scotland|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs C Howitt, Longside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||56th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/73/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Refers 1-2 September 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'On 1st September 1918 during the attack on PERONNE this man did invaluable work. When casualties became very heavy he worked continuously under intense shell and Machine Gun fire, utterly disregarding his own life, and dressing and bandaging their wounds. On the resumption of the attack on 2nd September 1918 he again displayed much coolness and courage and there is no doubt that the immediate attention the wounded received from him resulted in many very valuable lives being saved. I cannot speak too highly of this man's splendid work, and strongly recommend him for the Military Medal.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal