Born at Guildford on 25 March 1897, CoE. Enlisted 28 June 1915 age 18, labourer. Nok mother, Ellen Amelia Withnell of Irvine St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 5 June 1915 per A2 Geelong. Reported missing in action, and later confirmed as captured by Germans at Wollancourt on 16 November 1916. Interned at Gefangenenlager, Dulmen Germany. RTA 3 March 1919. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM.