Born at Camberwell Victoria, RC. Enlisted 1 March 1916 age 22. Embarked at Fremantle 17 April 1916 per A60 Aeneas. Wounded in action in France on 30 August 1916. Reported missing on 11 April 1917 and later confirmed he was captured by the Germans at Reincourt, France and was a prisoner of war in Germany. He was repatriated to England on 3 December 1918 and RTA in April 1919. Service medals: BWM and VM. In later years resided at Stanhope St, Cottesloe.