Born in London, England, CoE. Enlisted 10 August 1915 age 30, timekeeper State Timber Mills. Nok mother, Mrs Mary Woodman of Leake St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 22 November 1915 per RMS Mongolia. Wounded in action in France on 6 May 1917. RTA February 1919 per Lancashire. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM.