|Place of birth
|Church of England
|Grey Street, Yarraville, Victoria
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Wife, Mrs Catherine Garcia, Grey Street, Yarraville, Victoria
|Rank on enlistment
|14th Battalion, B Company
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
|Effective abroad (still overseas)
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry. He volunteered, and went out alone by daylight to prevent an enemy patrol observing the approach of a raiding party. Later he joined in the raid, took command of a party when the officer had become a casualty, and did fine work in the enemy's trenches till disabled by shrapnel.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
'For great, gallantry and devotion to duty during the Battalions tour of duty in the Gapard Sector beyond Messines 8/14th August 1917. This N.C.O. was platoon Sergeant in the No 3 outpost, and was instrumental in organising the post and arranging mutually supporting cross fire from the Lewis Guns in the Flank Posts. He supervised the patrolling and laid a system of guiding wires to and from the outpost. His judgments and experience inspired the remainder of the personnel and his careful setting and arrangement, of the Lewis Guns enabled the posh twice for inflict, severe casualties on the enemy wiring parties which previously had been dead ground.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1119
|Medals: Militry Medal, Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal