Born at Wortley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, CoE. Enlisted 2 April 1917 age 37, painter. Nok wife, Phoebe Murgatroyd whose address changed a number of times, including living at Broome St, Cottesloe, Wood St, Osborne (later Swanbourne) and Ozone Parade, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 29 June 1917 per A30 Borda. Served in France 1918-1919. RTA July 1919 per Takada. Service medals: BWM and VM.