Regimental number23/1818
Date of birth12 September 1889
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
OccupationCigar maker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs H Pollock, 35 Wright Street, Wellington
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in3rd Company, NZ Garrison Artillery (Volunteers); left the country; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment. Previously discharged prior to embarkation as medically unfit.
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationLance Corporal
Unit nameNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1915, 3rd Reinforcements of 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 38 Tahiti on 8 January 1916
Final rankPrivate
Final unitNo 2 New Zealand (Area) Employment Company
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 1 February 1918
Discharge date15 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 8 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 8 February 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, Moascar, 10 March 1916, and reverted to the ranks.

Embarked to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 7 April 1916.

Admitted to 23rd General Hospital, Etaples, 20 May 1916 (inflamed cervical glands of neck); transferred to England, 25 May 1916, and admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, 26 May 1916; transferred to NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 7 July 1916.

Detailed On Command to NZ Base Post Office, London, 30 November 1916.

Found guilty, District Court Martial, Hazebrouck, 14 December 1916, of four charges of misdirecting postal packets to persons not eligible to receive them: sentenced to 1 year's imprisonment with hard labour; sentence commuted to 6 months' detention.

Attached to strength of Base Depot, Etaples, 9 January 1917.

Marched out to NZ Area Employment Company, in the field, 16 August 1917. Attached to NZ Stationary Hospital, 19 August 1917.

Found guilty, 18 September 1917, of when on Active Service failing to comply with a lawful order in that when ordered to join a fatigue party failed to do so: awarded forfeiture of 14 days' pay (gross).

Marched out to England, 23 September1917.

Classified as 'unfit' by Medical Board, 12 January 1918.

Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board HT 'Willochra', 1 February 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service: flat feet), 15 April 1918.

War service: 2 years 179 days (of which 2 years 70 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 March 1960 Palmerston North
Age at death70
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 16, p. 2
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 7819824