|Place of birth||Carlton Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Aunt, L Crook, Yann Street, Preston, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During operations near ZONEBEKE on 13th October, 1917. During the afternoon the Battery was subjected to intense enemy artillery fire and his gun emplacement was repeatedly blown in. On every occasion he immediately reconstructed the emplacement and thus enabled an unbroken barrage to be maintained. His coolness and contempt of danger set a wonderful example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Bar to Military Medal
'In the operation against the HINDENBURG LINE East of LE VERGUIER, this N.C.O. showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In the advance his guns arrived at the objective before the infantry and by his initiative and leadership he brought heavy and effective fire to bear on the enemy who was re-organising. Later, discovering his section officer had been seriously wounded had that other casualties had occurred, he immediately assumed command and re-organised his teams. His coolness and disregard of personal danger showed a fine example to those under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
|Other details||Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|