|Place of birth||Ballarat Victoria|
|Address||1101 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A McDuff, 115 Grant Street West, Ballarat, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Work near Herleville Wood on 23 August 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry on the 23rd day of August, 1918, at HERLEVILLE WOOD. During the attack when his Coy was suffering heavy casualties, this N.C.O. collected a small party of men including a number of the Scottish Division on his right, and under a very heavy Machine Gun and rifle fire dashed forward and quickly cleared the wood from which the hostile fire was coming, capturing 20 prisoners and three Machine Guns and inflicting very heavy losses on the enemy. His prompt action clearly enabled the leading half of his Company to continue their advance. he showed great initiative and daring.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Egypt, Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal