Enlisted 2640 Private Hertfordshire Regiment on 2 Sep 1914 at Hertford. Entered France on 5 Nov 1914 but returned to England on 3 Jan 1915 because of loose cartilage in the right knee and served at home thereafter. Posted to Suffolk Regiment 14th Bn. on 11 Apr 1917. He was discharged on 9 Apr 1918 as no longer physically fit for War service due to neurasthenia. He died in Hertford.