Source: Duty Nobly Done Roll of Honour
This 23-year-old clerk from Chatham, Ontario joined the CEF on January 5, 1918, at London, Ontario. Meeting the requirements of his service, he was transferred overseas leaving Canada on February 2, 1918, and arriving in England on February 16, 1918. He was taken on strength with the 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion at Bramshott and his transfer to active service began on June 2, 1918, when he was transferred to the 18th Battalion and began his transit to the front line and active service.
On that very day, he arrived at Etaples and was taken on strength with the 2nd Canadian Infantry Depot. 15-days later he was at the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp and was slated for active service on August 18, 1918, after almost two month’s training and hardening.
Arriving at the 18th Battalion in the field on August 13, 1918, he was dead by enemy action on August 28, 1918, due to an enemy shell, near Neuville Vitasse.