|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Parramatta New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Marsden Street, Parramatta, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sarah Ann Burdus, Marsden Street, Parramatta, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||20th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When sent forwrd with his company to secure the ground held by another company which had suffered heavy casualties, he showed excellent leadership. He reorganized the details of this company, and established a good line of posts. Seing two machine guns which were causing him heavy casualties, he, single handed, rushed them, and shot the crews with his revolver at point blank range, and captured the guns, thus enabling his men to advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
|Other details||Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|