24/09/1914- To 16th Battalion ‘ D ” Company as Private
12/04/1915- Embarked Alexandria Egypt with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces for Gallipoli Peninsula
19/05/1915- Wounded in Action Gallipoli ( Gunshot Wounds Upper & Lower Extremities- Slight )
21/05/1915- Evacuated/Admitted Military Stationary Hospital Mudros Lemnos
5/06/1915- Discharged to Duty in the field Gallipoli
16/11/1915- To Anzac Base Mudros West Lemnos
21/11/1915- Rejoined Unit in the field Gallipoli
7/12/1915- To Anzac Base Depot Mudros West Lemnos ex Gallipoli
30/12/1915- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt Ex Mudros Lemnos
9/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles France ex Alexandria Egypt
29/08/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound Right Buttock )
29/08/1916- Admitted Corps Collecting Station France then to 1st Anzac Receiving Station in the field France
31/08/1916- Admitted 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital Boulogne France ex 3rd Casualty Clearing Station
22/09/1916- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Wounded
18/02/1917- Appointed LANCE  CORPORAL in the field France
9/03/1917- Admitted 15th Australian Field Ambulance France ( Mumps ) then to 1st Anzac Receiving Station
31/03/1917- Rejoined Unit in the field France ex Sickness
21/04/1917- Promoted  CORPORAL  in the field France
15/05/1917- Awarded  MILITARY  MEDAL
16/07/1917- To 4th Training Battalion Codford England ex France
27/07/1917- Admitted Group Clearing Hospital Codford England ( Scabies )
4/08/1917- Rejoined 4th Training Battalion Codford England
7/08/1917- Attended Southern Command School of Musketry Hayling Island- Qualified 2nd Class
4/11/1917- To 12th Training Battalion Codford England ex 4th Training Battalion
7/11/1917- To Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill England
4/03/1918- Proceeded Overseas Australian Infantry Base Depot Havre France ex Southampton ex Longbridge Deverill England
9/03/1918- Rejoined Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
4/07/1918- KILLED  IN  ACTION  France




Date of Recommendation  :  15 April 1917


 ” This Non- Commissioned Officer is brought to notice for his daring courage and initiative  during the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE  in front of REINCOURT  on the morning of  the 11th April 1917.  When the objective had been obtained he led a bombing party along an exposed flank of the second objective and drove the enemy back  fully a hundred yards.  He held on until no further bombs were available.  He then attempted to deal with the enemy by charging over the top but most of his comrades  were immediately shot down by Machine Gun fire.  He still held on however , gathered up German bombs  lying about the trenches and returned to the attack.  When the end came and all supplies of ammunition were exhausted he made a dash for freedom across bullet swept  ” No Mans Land ” and called on the men with him to do likewise.  He is strongly recommended for high distinction “.


Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette  :  4 October 1917


Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette  :  Page  2634,  Position  17


Date of London Gazette  :  18 June 1917


Location in London Gazette  :  Page  6025,  Position  12.