Regimental number1204
Place of birthSheffield England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Marper, 42 Derwent Street, Park Sheffield, England
Enlistment date17 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name13th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order

Original recommendation, Military Cross, 4 July 1918; changed to DSO.
Recommendation date: 9 July 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led his company with great ability, and headed a rush on an enemy machine gun, shooting three of the enemy himself. He was wounded through the chest and arm, but remained to see the trench mopped up and his company advancing before handing over to his next in command. He showed fine courage and leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal