Source: Per news clipping post by David Archer at 18th Battalion Facebook Page (not group).
This married 32-year-old farmer enlsited with the 186th Overseas Battalion on June 8, 1916, at London, Ontario.
He had a stay at the Military Hospital in London from June 28, 1916 to August 1, 1916 for otitis media.
He would go to Endland aboard the SS Laplan on March 28, 1917 and would arrive at Liverpool on April 7, 1917, where he was transported to Bramshott and taken on strenght with the 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion.
Five months later he was bound for service with the 18th Battalion arriving after passing theo No. 2 Canadian Infantry Base Depot and the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp arriving “in the field” on September 16, 1918.
He served with the Battalion until October 30, 1918, when his classification was changed to B.1. and he was struck off strength due nto myalgia.
He was sent to England to recover and stuck off strenght for transport to Canada on April 1, 1919.
He was discharged at London, Ontario in April 12, 1919.