Date of birth4 August 1889
Place of birthCharlton Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCivil servant
AddressLough Erne, Gipps Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Loughnan, Lough Erne, Gipps Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Promotion date: 16 July 1915


Promotion date: 4 April 1916


Unit: 58th Battalion
Promotion date: 6 September 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'Work near Harbonnieres on 8th & 9th August 1918.'
Altered to Military Cross.


Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership. He cleared a village of the enemy, capturing 150 prisoners and two 8 in. howitzers, with their tractors, by the swiftness of his advance. Later, he led his men with great dash and determination in another attack, and captured fifteen machine guns. He skilfully covered the flank of another battalion which had lost direction, and reached and consolidated his objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal