|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Address||New Street, Queenstown, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Katherine Bennetts, New Street Queenstown, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took forward a machine gun to an advanced position under heavy rifle fire. He held his post until the following day, and by his skill and courage rendered most valuable service to the infantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
'For bravery and devotion to duty in the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE Est of LEVERGUIER on 18th September 1918. he reached the first objective with his machine guns before the infantry, and a large number of Germans surrendered to him. Noticing an enemy machine gun doing much damage, he, single handed rushed the gun and captured the crew consisting of 1 officer and 4 men. Later when siting his guns under heavy machine gun fire he showed the greatest coolness, and the example he set during the whole of the operations assisted greatly towards success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115