Regimental number4406
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lucy Witmarsh, Dennings, Earl Street, Thompson Estate, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 16 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous courage and good work. During the attack on the Beaurevoir Line, east of Peronne, on 3 October, 1918, the left flank of the battalion encountered a very strong enemy post. He took his Lewis gun forward to within 30 yards of the enemy post in an exposed position, and opened fire on them, beating down their fire. He then rushed the post about 20 yards in advance of his platoon and the whole garrison of fifteen surrendered to him. In addition to these fifteen prisoners, there were eight dead in the post, all killed by his accurate Lewis gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920