|Place of birth||Double Bay, Sydney, New South Wales|
|School||Double Bay Superior Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Hoxton, John Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs R Atkins, Hoxton, John Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Senior Cadets for 1 year; 3 years in the 39th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Zonnebeke, Belgium|
|Age at death||23|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 23), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 16 August 1915; attached to Australian Records Section, 3rd Echelon.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 27 March 1916. Attached to 3rd Echelon, GHQ, BEF, Rouen, 30 March 1916. Promoted Staff Sergeant, 13 June 1916. Detached from Anzac Section and returned to 18th Bn, 6 April 1917; and reverted to Sergeant at own request.
Killed in action, 6 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal