Born at Bury, Lancashire, England, CoE. Enlisted 16 April 1917 age 39, sheet iron worker. Nok wife, Elizabeth Jefferson, Silvernest, Orlando St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Melbourne on 21 November 1917 per Nestor. Served in England and France. RTA 22 September 1919 per Port Sydney. Service medals: BWM and VM.