|Place of birth||Burnley, Victoria|
|Address||16 Metropolitan Street, Richmond, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs L M Billson, 26 Highbury Grove, East Prahran, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Howitzer Brigade 23, Reinforcement 2|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/133/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Enlisted, 14 June 1915. Discharged at own request (illness of wife), 5 November 1915.
Re-enlisted, 10 January 1916.
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 1 July 1916; readmitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 4 July 1916 (new disease supervening: no further details recorded); discharged same day.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force,1 August 1916; disembarked England (date not recorded).
Proceeded overseas to France, 20 November 1916; marched in to Machine Gun Corps Base Depot, Camiers, 20 November 1916. Marched out to and proceeded to join 10th Machine Gun Company, 9 January 1917; taken on strength, 10th Machine Gun Company, in the field, 10 January 1917.
On leave to England, 1 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 16 November 1917.
Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 28 July 1918 (left leg: synovitis), and transferred same day to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 31 July 1918; to Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 7 August 1918; rejoined 3rd Machine Gun Bn, in the field, 15 August 1918.
Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 27 August 1918 (knee: synovitis); transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 28 August 1918; to England, 30 August 1918, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 31 August 1918. Discharged on furlough, 17 September 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 1 October 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board City of Exeter, 15 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 9 April 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal