Born: 29 September 1892
Died: 1 September 1936
A clerk who enlisted in the AIF in August 1915. He served with the 54th Battalion and was severely wounded on 19 July 1916 at the Battle of Fromelles. The battalion was in the first wave of the attack on the German lines and suffered heavy casualties (65%). Initially he was reported among the 173 members of the battalion missing in action.
He was found to have been evacuated to a hospital in Boulogne and was subsequently sent to England for further treatment of his chest wound. He embarked for Australia in July 1917 and arrived in Melbourne eight weeks later. He was discharged from the AIF in March 1918. [JSB]