Regimental number1879
Place of birthWigan England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Alexander, 52 Crown Road, Mile End, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Westhoek Ridge on 21 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 23 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918

Military Medal

'During a counter attack on 21st September, 1917 at WESTHOEK RIDGE, this Sapper (with Private H.H. Lilley, 26th Battalion, attached 2nd Australian Division Signal Company) went forward under an intense barrage and repaired lines to the forward Battalions and kept them in communication through the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918