Note: He was a Solicitor living at 2 Commercial Road, Hyde Park, South Australia when, on 19 August 1914 he enlisted in the 10th Battalion, A Company as a Private. His unit embarked from Adelaide on board Transport A11Ascanius on 20 October 1914.
He was promoted to Lieutenant and returned to Australia on 16 October 1916 having been awarded the Victoria Cross 'For conspicuous bravery. He was directed with 50 men to drive the enemy from a strong point. By dogged determination he eventually captured their trench after personally leading four separate parties of bombers against it, many of whom became casualties. In face of fierce opposition he captured 250 yards of trench. Then, after crawling forward with a sergeant to reconnoitre, he returned attack and seized another 120 yards of trench, establishing communication with the battalion on his left.'
Anzac Day 1947 Photo : Right - Service leaders Service leaders
at the head of the procession. From left-The president of the Returned Servicemen's League (Brigadier A. S. Blackburn, V.C.), the District Naval Oficer (Commander N. R. Read), the S.A. Commandant (Brigadier L. E. S. Barker), and the Senior Resident R.A.A.F. Oficer in S.A. (Group Captain A. G. Carr).