Born Collingwood, Victoria, CoE. Enlisted 23 May 1916 age 36, plumber. Nok wife, Nellie Elizabeth Stiles of Victoria St, South Perth. Embarked at Melbourne on 23 December 1916 per Orontes. Wounds to the hands in France on 20 September 1917. RTA March 1918. Service medals: BWM and VM. Post Office Directories of 1920 & 1925 place him in Swanbourne Terrace, Cottesloe.