Born in London, England, CoE. Enlisted 27 September 1915 age 45, boiler maker. Nok wife, Ellen Mary Wilson, Wood St, West Claremont. Previously served seven years in India, two years in South Africa and eight years with the Scottish Horse Guards. Embarked at Melbourne, 12 November 1915 per A67 Orsova. Transferred to the Provost Corp in Egypt 1916. In England 1917-1918. RTA September 1918. Service medals: BWM and VM.