|Place of birth||Junee, New South Wales|
|Address||54 Sloane Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss 0 M Brain, Sloane Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Driver|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, Machine Gun Section|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/61/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During some operations, in order to bring a barrage fire on a wood, it was necessary to get sixteen guns into position in a village. This officer was given the task, and completed it during the night, although he had to cross a river where all the bridges were broken, and he had to get some timber from an enemy dump to improve one, and was under fire the whole time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Promoted Sergeant, 27 April 1915. Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 19 May 1915; evacuated to England and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 28 June 1915. Appointed Machine Gun Instructor, England, 13 November 1915.
Proceeded overseas to France, 7 September 1917. On leave to England, 9 December 1918. Granted special leave to undertake marine engineering study with J.G.Kincaid & Co, Greenwich, Scotland, 21 March-21 September 1919. Married Catherine Ann McMILLAN, Greenock, 19 February 1919.
Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal~