|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Stepney, London, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Builder and contractor|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Maud Vince, c/o 25 King Edward Road, Barking, London, England|
|Previous military service||Served in South Africa in the Railway Pioneer Regiment; also served for 2.6 years in the Royal Navy (1st Class Petty Officer).|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Company Sergeant Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||20th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
'This N.C.O. was alone in an advanced snipers position on the Russell Top position at Anzac during the last 10 hours of the evacuation. His vigilance and keen observations were responsible for obtaining valuable information as to the movements of the enemy, which he promptly reported. On a previous occasion in Company with Sergeant Brennan (who has since received the D.C.M.) he reconnoitred the enemy position on the NEK in daylight as far as their front line trenches, and sketched same. He also reconnoitred Malone Gully and Sniper's Nest, and led an unsuccessful attack with 10 men against the latter strong hold. Although 6 of his party were wounded severely by machine gun fire, he got them all away under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
War service: enlisted in AN&MEF, as Pte, 16 August 1914. Appointed Corporal, 20 November 1914; Lance Sergeant, 7 January 1915.
Enlisted in AIF, 22 April 1915. Appointed Lance Sergeant, 21 August 1915; Temporary Sergeant, 11 October 1915; Sergeant, 23 May 1916; Company Sergeant Major, 5 November 1916.
Discharged in England from AIF, 31 October 1917.
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal