|Place of birth||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Address||Port Pirie, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||38|
|Next of kin||Friend, P Persse, Port Pirie West, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||5030|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Flanders|
|Age at death||39|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Proceeded overseas to France from England, 15 August 1916; taken on strength, 10th Bn, 25 August 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 10 May 1917 (boil, neck); transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 14 May 1917; to England, 17 May 1917, and admitted to Kitchener's Military Hospital. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 May 1917; discharged to furlough, 18 June 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 2 July 1917. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 3 July 1917; discharged, 13 July 1917 (not venereal disease). Proceeded overseas to France, 25 August 1917; rejoined 10th Bn, 7 September 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 7 October 1917. Buried by 1st Anzac Corps; grave subsequently lost.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal