|Place of birth||Roxburghshire Scotland|
|Address||47 Palmer Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||37|
|Next of kin||Cousin, Cecil Childs, 47 Palmer Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant|
|Unit name||19th Battalion, A Company|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'During the attack on the Beaurevoir Line, north of St. Quentin, on 3 October, 1918, he displayed marked gallantry and initiative in dealing with the enemy. When his company advanced after being temporarily held up by severe enemy machine gun fire, he was first to reach the objective trench and successfully attacked two machine gun posts in succession, capturing twelve prisoners and two machine guns. With seven men he then continued to mop up about 150 yards of the enemy trench, and captured a further 32 prisoners during this operation. He did excellent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
'This N.C.O. showed splendid courage and bravery during the operations on morning of 11th August, 1918 against RAINECOURT, East of AMIENS. With disregard of personal danger, he personally attacked a machine gun position, killing the crew and carrying the gun to the objective line where he mounted it for use against the enemy. Having reached the objective he volunteered and went forward on a reconnaissance in the face of heavy machine gun fire in order to establish the position of his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal