Born at Melbourne Victoria, CoE. Enlisted 29 February 1916 age 24, horse driver. Nok mother, Mrs Jessie Orton of Beaufort St, Perth and Railway Crescent Bayswater. Embarked at Fremantle 15 July 1916 per A31 Ajana. Service medals: BWM and VM. Cottesloe and district Honour Rolls. Albert and James may be brothers.