Born Ararat Victoria. Claimed to have served at the South African Boer War. Enlisted 19 August 1914 age 37 Butcher. Nok wife not identified. Embarked at Adelaide 23 October 1914 per A17 Port Lincoln. RTA from Suez 1 October 1915. Discharged medically unfit with asthma and a hernia the size of a hen’s egg. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM. Honour Roll Ancient Order of Druids Acorn Lodge 463 Cottesloe.