Born Kerang Victoria, Presbyterian. Enlisted 3 March 1915 age 28. Nok mother, Mary Beggs at Kerang Victoria and sister Mrs R. Dohnt of Ecclesborne St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 29 June 1915 per A11 Ascanius. Served in France and suffered an accidental chest injury. RTA 1919. Service medals: 1914-15 Star, BWM and VM.