|Place of birth||Wentworth New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Bessie Louisa Margaret Blake, 32 Trafalgar Road, East Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/15/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Division Artillery|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Presented by General Birdwood 14 November 1917.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the morning of 3rd May 1917 during the attack on BULLECOURT. He showed an absolute disregard of danger, working continuously for some hours under heavy shell and machine gun fire, in digging out men buried by force of explosions of Trench Mortar Ammunition, and in trending the wounded. He did not leave the position till all the wounded had been taken away. This Non Commissioned Officer has on previous occasions been brought to notice for his courageous work.' Second description reads: 'Specially meritorious work in the vicinity of MOUQUET FARM on the 29th August, 1916, in action under heavy enemy shell fire. On the 4th November, 1916, during operations in YPRES Sector, this Non Commissioned Officer fired 71 rounds from one Mortar in 60 minutes in a bombardment of the enemy's trenches, and on 10th November 1916 fired 125 rounds from one mortar in 59 minutes, in a second bombardment of enemy trenches - on both occasions under heavy enemy shell fire. This Non Commissioned Officer has exhibited splendid devotion to duty during the period 1st July 1916 to 25th February, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal