|Place of birth||Deniliquin New South Wales|
|Address||Deniliquin, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Hannah Ross, Deniliquin, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||22nd Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Work near Herleville on 18 August 1918.
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
'During the attack near HERLEVILLE East of AMIENS on 18th August, 1918, this man was a Company Signaller and closely followed the attacking waves laying a wire. While doing this he came under very heavy fire and had his steel helmet pierced by a bullet inflicting a slight wound in his head and partially stunning him. In spite of this he pushed on to the objective established communication and kept his lines in order all day. Although suffering much from the effects of his wound he remained at his post until relieved 18 hours later showing devotion to duty and determination of a very high order. It was largely due to the efforts of this soldier that important information of events on this flank were able to be transmitted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal