Born Gloucester, Nonconformist-Methodist. Served two years with the Gloucester Yeomanry. Enlisted 20 December 1915 (elsewhere 4 December) age 26, civil servant. Nok wife, Minette Emayntrude Acton residing at Clevedon, West Railway St, Cottesloe and then 45 Cottesloe Ave, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle per A48 Seang Bee 18 July 1916 and served in France November 1916. Wounded in action 4 October 1917 and returned to Battalion 16 December and transferred to the Australian Signals Coy. RTA per Somali and discharged 22 August 1919. Died of a brain tumour at the 8th Australian General Hospital, Fremantle 12 August 1920. Buried at Fremantle Cemetery, Methodist section BB 135. Service medals: BWM and VM.