|Place of birth||Brisbane Queensland|
|Address||Croyden Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M Rees, Croyden Street, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Depot Unit of Supply|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack east of HAMEL, on the morning of the 8th August, 1918, this N.C.O. was in charge of a gun team. At the time he was well forward with the attack. Noticing an enemy machine gun nest bringing its fire to bear from in rear of his position, thereby holding up the oncoming wave, he quickly appreciated the situation, got his gun into action, and smothered the nest with fire, thereby enabling the Infantry to rush and capture same. By his prompt action in seizing the situation he undoubtedly saved the lives of many of his comrades and prevented the attack being held up. Throughout the whole operation he set a fine example of fighting skill and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal