|Date of birth|
|Address||Middle Head, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||43|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Cecily Ethel McClean, Middle Head, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Captain|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant-Colonel|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Pioneer Battalion|
Unit: 29th Battalion
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while engaged on road construction. The road was subjected to concentrated shell fire every night while his party was at work, but he carried out the work successcully, showing great courage and determination, as well as ability, in handling the transport units bringing up material. On one occasion, when a building, against which a large quantity of 9.2 shells had been dumped, was set on fire by enemy shelling, he at once organized a party, and prevented an explosion by removing all the shells under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
DSO and Bar
'Near Bellicourt on 29th September, 1918. He was in charge of the work entrusted to this battalion on two roads. He organized the whole of the preliminary details in a most thorough manner, and under continuous shell fire reconnoitred both roads up to the enemy lines, and did not leave the work until he was assured that the roads were through. Throughout he showed great gallantry, and was a great inspiration to all under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
|Other details||Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|