Born Castle Eden, Durham, England CoE. Enlisted first time on 7 April 1916 age 28, farmer. Nok wife, Myrtle Pierce Duggan of Kukerin, East Wagin but was discharged as medically unfit (corneal ulcer). Enlisted a second time on 23 May 1918, age 30, warehouse man. Nok wife, Myrtle Pearce Duggan of Kukerin, East Wagin and other later addresses including cnr Grant St and Brighton Rd, Cottesloe. Embarked at Albany on 29 July 1918 per A74 Marathon. Served in France 1918. RTA January 1920 per SS Megantic a transatlantic cruise ship. Service medals BWM and VM.