|Address||Craig End, Swan Creek via Warwick, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Annie Isabella McLean, Craig End, Swan Creek via Warwick, Queensland|
|Previous military service||3rd ALH|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||42nd Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/59/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||41st Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Service Order
'On 11-12th August, 1918, during operations on the Somme, he, with a Lewis gun section, attacked an enemy strong point north of Posieres which was holding up the advance of a flank company, whose success meant the success of the line. With extroardinary gallantry he accounted for five enemy machine guns, two by himself, cleared the strong point, and enabled the flank company to continue their advance. Just before reaching final objective he was wounded, but continued to control his platoon until the capture of the final position, and then superintended consolidation. His magnificent example of courageous conduct produced a great moral effect on the whole of the attacking troops, and did much to inspire his company's success. He did most splendid work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Noticing two of the enemy entering a village, he immediately went forward with his runner, located and charged them, and although fired at he wounded one with his revolver before they both ran back. Seizing his runner's rifle, he pursued, bayoneting one and shooting the other, thereby securing most valuable information. His splendid courage in the face of the enemy has always been worthy of a high order.'
|Other details||War service: Western Front Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal|