|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Address||334 Crown Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Nellie Laird, 334 Crown Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Cape Mounted Rifles for 3 years; and in the Imperial Yeomanry for 1.7 years.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||53rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/70/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: embarked from Sydney, 11 July 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 September 1916. Promoted Lance Corporal, 26 August 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916. Appointed Acting Sergeant, 2 January 1917; reverted to permanent rank of Private, 5 January 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullons, 9 April 1917 (shell shock); transferred to England, 8 June 1917, marched in to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 June 1917. Marched in to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 July 1917.
Commenced return to Australia, 28 August 1917 (shell shock, deafness); discharged, 18 November 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||57|
|Place of burial||Campbelltown Cemetery, New South Wales|