Born Genoa Italy, RC. Enlisted 2 August 1915 age 39, Blacksmith. Nok wife Annie Reck 29 Ocean St, Sth Fremantle. Embarked at Fremantle 1 November 1915 per A24 Benalla. Served in the Middle East. RTA from Suez per A15 Port Sydney 24 June 1916. Medically unfit with a gastric ulcer. Discharged 7 August 1916. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM. Honour Roll Ancient Order of Druids Acorn Lodge 463 Cottesloe.