Born: 14 September 1878

Died: 8 June 1963

A printer who enlisted in the AIF on 24 August 1914. He had served with the NSW Contingent to the South African War in A Battery Field Artillery between 1900 and 1901. He embarked for Egypt on 18 October with the 1st Field Artillery Brigade and arrived on 7 December 1914.

The Brigade landed at Gallipoli during the first week of May 1915. He was wounded (chest) in action on 14 June and evacuated to Alexandria for treatment. He returned to Gallipoli in November.

In February 1916 he was transferred to the 4th Division and the following month appointed a Second Lieutenant with the 10th Field Artillery Brigade which arrived in France on 12 June 1916.

He was awarded the Military Cross. The recommendation for the award was as follows:

"Devotion to duty and conspicuous service in command of a battery (110th Howitzer Battery) during operations before Bullecourt from 5th April to 13th May 1917, operations before Messines from 23rd May to 18th June 1917, and operations in support of 41st Division in Battle of Ypres from 13th July to 6th August 1917."

In November 1917 he was evacuated to England suffering from debility. In September 1918 he went to France to rejoin the 10th FAB but again became ill and returned to England. Between April and June 1919 he was granted leave to attend a cinema acting college in London.

He embarked for Australia on 12 July and arrived on 8 September 1919. His appointment in the AIF was terminated on 29 January 1920. [JSB]

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