Enlisted at Hertford. Initially in the Bedfordshire Regiment, service number 10663 (SDITGW). Transferred to the Seaforth Highlanders, he was killed in action in the Persian Gulf (SDITGW). This regiment was part of the Highland Battalion, and trying to reach the forces of General Townsend, who were under siege at the town of Kut el Amara. After earlier abortive attempts, a final attempt was made on 22nd April, and battle ensued at Sannaiyat. On that day No personal service records survive.