|Place of birth||Milton New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sarh Jane Pearman, Greenmount, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||26th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Showed great initiative and devotion to duty during the attack on the Grid and Maze.'
' Work near Mont St.Quentin on 2 September 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the attack east of MONT. ST. QUENTIN near PERONNE, on September 2nd 1918, this N.C.O. was in charge of two sections attacking along KOROS ALLEY. When confronted by an enemy post with two machine guns, he led one section over the top and worked behind the guns. His party had several casualties, but this N.C.O. went forward with the remaining men, capturing the machine guns, and killing the crews. Later, when his Platoon Commander was wounded, he took charge, and at the head of the platoon, fought his way to the objective. While consolidating, he was badly wounded. He set a brave example to his men throughout.' [Earlier recommendation, 1916, reads: 'During the attack on the GIRD and the MAZE on 5th November, 1916, showed great pluck, initiative and devotion to duty. He continued to serve his two Lewis guns when only 3 men out of 12 were left. He showed initiative and appreciation of the position in that he was largely instrumental in holding an advanced captured trench against several attempts of the enemy to retake it.']
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal