Regimental number642
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
AddressBrown Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Daisy McDowell, Brown Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Work between Villers Bretonneux and Bellicourt from 8 August 1918 to 12 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For devotion to duty during the advance from Villers-Bretonneux to Bellicourt from 8 August to 12 September 1918, when he was in charge of parties engaged on mine reconnaissances and forward road repairs. When under fire he showed great gallantry and contempt of danger, setting a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 April 1964
Age at death76
Place of burialEaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria