|Place of birth||Minmi New South Wales|
|Address||Hampton Avenue, Adamstown, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A C Wilson, Hampton Avenue, Adamstown, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||1st Field Company Engineers|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/20/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Flying Corps|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917).
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He exploded an enemy gallery single handed. On one occasion he displayed great courage and determination when in charge of carrying parties to the front line, himself frequently passing through an intense barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His work at low altitudes under very adverse conditions has been of the greatest value. On one occasion, he scattered the enemy from a strong point with his machine gun. On another occasion, he bombed and fired upon a field gun, killing two gunners. Despite the constant attacks of enemy scouts, he held his formation together, which was out on a bombing raid and enabled it to drop all its bombs on the objectives, an enemy plane being also driven down. His dashing leadership has been a splendid example to his flight.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|