|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Woodville New Zealand|
|Address||'Chelsea', Fleet Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||W Cheesman, 'Chelsea', Fleet Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||5th Field Company Engineers|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/24/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Division Engineers|
Unit: 2nd Division engineers
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. He led forward a party of sappers with the attacking party, and commenced work on the saps immediately. Although he received two wounds in the first few minutes, and his wrist was broken, he carried on for two hours, till he became too weak to go on.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Distinguished Service Order
'For very conspicuous gallantry and devotion under exceptionally heavy fire from the 30th August to 1st September, 1918, during reconnaissances for a construction of bridges across the Somme Canal. By dint of his example and inspiring spirit in face of every kind of difficulty and opposition, and although time after time driven off by heavy shell and machine gun fire, with severe casualties, he carried out his work, and the ultimate success of the operations was greatly due to his coolness, courage and unflagging energy '.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross,1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|