This soldier joined the No. 1 Construction Battalion at St. Thomas, Ontario on July 5, 1916. This unit arrived and France and was re-designated 1st Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops on February 10, 1917. He was transferred to the 18th Battalion on March 16, 1918, and arrived at the Battalion on April 15, 1918, after his leave ended. He served with the Battalion until he was killed in action on August 8, 1918.