Regimental number648
Place of birthTweed Heads New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse trainer
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Mrs Crothers, Kuranda via Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date9 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 14, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/19/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919

Military Medal

'This man was a Section runner in the operations before PERONNE commencing on 1st September 1918, and on numerous occasions, particularly on 2nd September, he carried important despatches to and from a forward Section. He carried this work out coolly and well, and disregarded the risks he ran from the heavy shell and machine gun fire of the enemy. When the men were without rations, and unable to leave their guns, this runner went through heavy fire and obtained supplies for the whole Section. His courage, devotion to duty and cheerfulness deserve special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal