|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Leytonstone, Essex, England|
|School||St Bonaventure's Grammar School, Upton, Essex, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||28-29|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Earl Street, Thompson Estate, South Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Nellie Swain, East Dene, Vista Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, England|
|Previous military service||Served in the Imperial Yeomanry, Boer War, 1900-02.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 S.S. Omrah on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||49th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a party to reinforce the left flank, thereby greatly assisting to hold this flank against a determined enemy attack. He displayed great courage and initiative throughout, and set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Wounded in action (1) 4 September 1916; (2) 1 April 1918.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 28 April 1915; Corporal, 3 July 1915; Sergeant, 18 July 1915; commissioned as 2nd Lt, 4 August 1915; Lt, 12 March 1916; Captain, 4 April 1916; Temporary Major, 25 July-18 September 1918; Major, 7 December 1918.
Transferred to 49th Bn, 25 February 1916.
Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalAlso served in World War II (Citizen Military Forces, 16 May 1940-6 April 1944).
|Date of death|
|Age at death||86|
|Place of burial||Albany Creek Crematorium, Aspley Creek, Queensland|