This married (Lillian White) wool manufacturer enlisted with the 81st Battalion at the age of 30. He enlisted on August 31, 1915, at St. Catherines, Ontario.
His unit sailed on April 28, 1916, and he arrived in England on May 6, 1916, and was transferred to the 18th Battalion on June 28, 1916, leaving for the front on June 29, 1916. He arrived at the front on June 12, 1916. He served with the Battalion.
He was killed in action during the attack on Courcelette.