|Place of birth||Lithgow New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Ryan, Kensington, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/19/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'At POLYGON WOOD on 26/28th September 1917 this man was separated from his Lewis Gun team but after searching about discovered some damaged ones. With great skill and under heavy fire he assembled a gun and kept it in action for a considerable time doing great execution among the Germans in their counter attack. His cheerful spirits were remarkable. His capture of an enemy Machine Gun and his work of collecting ammunition from casualties were other instances of his wonderful initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Bar to Military Medal
'During the attack of the 31st Battalion from WARFUSSE-ABANCOURT, East of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on 8th August 1918, this N.C.O. displayed great bravery and tactical skill in leading his section. he overcame several small centres of resistance. During the advance he was the first of the Battalion to reach the first objective. On reaching this objective he at once cleared the ground in front to a distance of several hundred yards, killing many of the enemy and taking several prisoners. He set a splendid example of bravery and initiative throughout the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal