Born Devonshire England. Enlisted 27 November 1916 age 23, labourer. Nok wife, Mary Crawford Mears of Sunnyside, Harvey St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 29 December 1916 per A34 Persic. Was wounded in action in France. RTA June 1919. Service medals: BWM and VM. His war service record is not available digitally and may have been merged with his WW2 file if he enlisted for that war. His wife, Mary Crawford Mears, died suddenly at the age of 28 when the couple were residing at Bayswater.