Born at Ballarat, Victoria, CoE. Enlisted 29 July 1915 age 21, clerk. Nok mother, Mrs W.B. King, Malvern Rd Gardiner, Victoria. Embarked at Melbourne 5 January 1916 per A19 Afric. Twice wounded in action in France the first on 6 October 1917 and the second 23 March 1918. RTA 1 June 1919 per Konig Frederich August. Service medals: BWM and VM. Later resided at 9 Clement St, Swanbourne.