Enlisted at Much Hadham in April 1916 and went to France 4 months later. He was wounded twice but recovered. In November 1917, he came home on leave for a short time. After his death his wife received a letter from his company officer saying: ''Your noble husband died doing his duty." Battle History Notes: On March 21st, the Germans began a major spring offensive, and by March 25th, the 2nd Middlesex Regiment had 11 of their 16 platoons wiped out, while holding a section of Eterpigny Ridge. 2nd Middlesex War Diary Extract: 28th March 1918- (At Rosieres) A very strong attack was again made at about 8am. The Division on the right having given way, a retirement on a prepared line of trenches east of Caix was ordered. 2nd Middlesex Unit Diary Extract: Retirement was begun at 4.30pm, in a squall of heavy rain which prevented enemy observation. No orders reached the 2nd Middlesex and by 5.30pm enemy had closed in and only small parties managed to escape.