Source: September 1916 K.I.A.
This butcher became a soldier when he enlisted at Lindsay, Ontario on March 4, 1916, with the 39th Battalion. He was transferred to the 18th Battalion while in England on September 10, 1915, just in time to embark with the Battalion to France, arriving on the 15th of that month.
He was court-martialed for stealing public money, but that sentence of 1-year of hard labour was remitted following his entraining for active duty at the front.
He served with the 18th Battalion until his death by enemy action on September 15, 1916, at Flers-Courcelette, Somme. He was first reported wounded, then wounded and missing, and as killed in action.
The military authorities were not able to locate his next-of-kin, thus his medals and other official symbols of recognition where never forwarded to a family member.