|Place of birth||Grenville, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ellen Earl, Inverleigh, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Machine Gun Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
'Gallantry and devotion to duty at Yarra Bend, N.E. of Guedecourt, 10th February 1917.'
'(E. of Ypres) Great skill, energy and endurance throughout operations, rendering valuable services and setting fine example of courage and devotion to duty.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES from 4th to 10th October, 1917, this man had his gun position blown in on several occasions and was himself buried. He showed great skill, energy and endurance throughout and on each occasion re-established his position. His team was considerably reduced in strength by casualties but he stuck to the position cheerfully and later when new reinforcements were sent in it was his cool and cheerful behaviour that saved them from gividng way under the strain. He set a fine example of hardihood and tenacity of purpose throughout. He was in the line from 1st to 11th October, and had very little rest during that period and would not be relieved owing to weakness of unit through casualties and inexperienced men.'
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal