Born in London, England, CoE. Enlisted 28 July 1915 age 40, decorator. Nok wife, Florence Rose Shepherd at Boreham St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Adelaide 18 November 1915 per A2 Geelong. He was killed in action in France on 9 July 1916. Recorded at VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France. Service medals: 1914-15 Star, BWM and VM.