|Place of birth||Yorkshire, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Wentworth, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs J Ainley, Wentworth, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Acting Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 2|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For consistent good service and attention to duty as telephonist repairing broken lines under heavy shell fire. (Pozieres).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Promoted Bombardier, 22 August 1916; Corporal, 27 January 1917; Temporary Sergeant, 29 December 1917; Sergeant, 29 March 1918.
Mentioned 'for good and gallant conduct in connection with the recent hard fighting around Pozieres': 2nd Division Routine Orders, 26 August 1916.
Detached to Cadet School, England, 21 September 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 2 January 1919 (gonorrhoea contracted in Brighton 'from an amateur'); discharged, 3 March 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 61 days.
Commissioned 2nd Lt, 6 January 1919.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalTransferred to Reserve of Officers, 1 January 1920. Re-appointed, Reserve of Officers (Artillery), 11 October 1939. Transferred, Reserve of Officers, 3rd Military District, 1 February 1940; Retired List, 30 June 1942.