Entered Woolwich in 1909 for Artillery training. Gazetted 2nd Lieut in 1911, Lieut 1913 and Captain on 27 Oct 1916 and Temporary Major in Nov. Serving in France from Aug 1914, he took part in the Battles of Mons, Le Cateau and the Retreat and in the Battle of the Marne. He was the first to get his Battery over Vimy Ridge. He was awarded the MC at the Somme (London Gazette 2 Jan 1917) and was killed in action at Langemarck, 6 Jan 1918.