Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli campaign, 5 April 1915. Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right thigh); transferred by HS 'Gascon' to Alexandria, 16 May 1915, and admitted to 15th General Hospital. Embarked on 'Itonus' to rejoin 5th Bn at Gallipoli, 2 June 1915; rejoined Bn, 13 June 1915. Temporarily attached to Ordnance Department, 14 June 1915. Detailed to permanent Beach Party under command of Captain LITTLER, 12th Bn, 8 July 1915. Transferred to Ordnance, 17 July 1915. Promoted Corporal, 1st Division Ordnance, 9 July 1915. Commended in Army Corps Routine Orders, 19 July 1915: 'On 14th July, an enemy shell struck a stack of 18 pdr. ammunition in the Australian Divisional Ammunition Park adjoining the Australian Ordnance Depot, setting it ablaze. The work of throwing sand and water upon the flames was immediately taken in hand, and although a second shell fell in the immediate vicinity of the working party, and set fire to another lot of ammunition, work was not relinquished until both fires had been extinguished.'
Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 11 August 1915 (gun shot wound, thigh); transferred to HS 'Scotian', 10 September 1915; admitted to Military Hospital, Tigne, Malta, 10 September 1915. Embarked for England, 24 September 1915, and admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 4 October 1915. Found guilty, 9 June 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 5 June, to 7 pm, 7 June 1916: admonished and forfeited 2 days' pay. Found guilty, 14 June 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 8 June, till 2.30 pm, 13 June 1916: reprimanded and forfeited 5 days' pay. Found guilty, 9 September 1916, of overstaying leave from midnight, 2 September, till 3.40 pm, 5 September 1916: reprimanded and forfeited 3 days' pay. Found guilty, Regimental Court Martial, Monto Video, 20 September 1916, of being absent without leave from 2 pm parade, 11 September, till 8.45 pm, 18 September 1916: awarded reduction to the ranks and forfeiture of a total of 10 days' pay. Proceeded overseas to France, 17 December 1916; rejoined 5th Bn, 25 December 1916.
Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 12 March 1917 (rheumatism); rejoined unit, 10 September 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal