Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. Defacto wife Emma Francis Smith. No previous military experience. Grey eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : scar on right knee, mole below left breast.
10/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
25/06/1940 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria to 6 A.I.F.D. Dandenong, Victoria.
01/07/1940 Promoted to acting Corporal Dandenong, Victoria.
10/09/1940 To be acting Sergeant Dandenong, Victoria.
18/09/1940 Transferred from 3 Engineering Training Depot Dandenong, Victoria to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Hamilton, Victoria.
20/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Training Battalion.
01/02/1941 Transferred from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Training Battalion to 6 Training Battalion Darley Camp, Victoria.
28/02/1941 Transferred from 6 Training Battalion Darley Camp, Victoria to Staging Camp Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
28/03/1941 Transferred from Staging Camp Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Balcombe, Mt. Martha, Victoria.
28/03/1941 Reverted to Private.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
14/04/1941 Appointed Lance Corporal.
03/05/1941 Disembarked Port Tewfik, Suez.
26/05/1941 Reverted to Private.
17/06/1941 Reported missing in action and transferred to X list.
17/06/1941 Previously reported missing in action now reported died of wounds whilst prisoner of war.
22/06/1941 Previously reported died of wounds 17/06/1941 now reported died of wounds 22/06/1941.
22/06/1941 Buried Old Beyrouth (Beirut) War Cemetery Grave no. 277A.