Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant 3rd Somerset Light Infantry and entered France with the 6th Battalion on 6 Sep 1915. He saw much fighting on the Somme, and returned to England, wounded in September 1916, being mentioned in despatches. He was promoted Captain and rejoined his battalion in France in early 1917. In August of that year he was again wounded more severely at Inverness Copse. He was in hospital for some time, but on recovery was sent to Ireland, where he was stationed until 2 Apr 1918, when he was ordered to join the 1st Battalion in France. He took part in the successful attack on 14 Apr 1918 when prisoners and machine guns were taken, and the German counter attack was completely repulsed. He was fighting with his battalion when he was killed in action.