Born at Coburg, Victoria. Presbyterian. Enlisted 31 July 1915, age 28, school teacher. Nok mother, Jane McKenzie, 457 Lower Malver Rd, Glen Iris, Victoria. Embarked at Melbourne 18 November 1915 per A18 Wiltshire. Killed in action 19 July 1916 near Fleurbaix, France. VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France. Personal effects: pocket-book, postcards and photos, 1 Balaclava, cards, 1 hair brush, 1 Testament. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918. Cottesloe and district Honour Rolls. Cottesloe School Honour Board.