|Place of birth||Lanark Scotland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Mother-in-Law, Mrs Sarah Read, B T School, Newtown, Hobart, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/57/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||40th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Work near Proyart on 12 August 1918.'
'Work near Clery-sur-Somme on 29 August 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near lery, on 29th August 1918. When ordered to take up an advanced position with his platoon under heavy machine gun fire, he went forward with a N.C.O. and, locating the machine gun post, rushed and captured it, killing some and taking eight prisoners and two machine guns. He then went on and found two more posts, dealing with one and causing the garrison of the other to retire. He then moved his platoon up without further casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal