Enlisted with rank of Private and posted to F Company, 25th Reinforcements, Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, 6 February 1917. Promoted to rank of Corporal, 9 February 1917; transferred to Non-Commissioned Officers' intake, 29th Reinforcements, 12 February 1917; allocated to J Company, 29th Reinforcements, 17 April 1917. Promoted to rank of Sergeant, 26 June 1917. Transferred to New Zealand Tunnelling Company, New Zealand Corps of Engineers, 23 August 1917. Proceeded overseas from Wellington as part of 7th Tunnellers' Reinforcements, sailing with the 32nd Reinforcements, on board HMNZT 'Maunganui', 21 November 1917.
Disembarked Liverpool, England, marched in and attached to Camp Details, 5th New Zealand (Reserve) Infantry Brigade, Sling Camp, Wiltshire, 8 January 1918; detached from camp details, Sling, marched in to New Zealand Engineers Reserve Depot, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorsetshire, and reverted to rank of (Temporary) Corporal, 12 January 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 6 March 1918; reverts to ranks (Sapper) on proceeding overseas, 7 March 1918.
Disembarked and marched in to New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 8 March 1918. Marched out from New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, to join the New Zealand Tunneling Company in the field, 16 March 1918; taken on strength, New Zealand Tunneling Company, in the field, 17 March 1918.
Detached on command to XVII Corps Machine Gun School, 16 April 1918; rejoins unit, in the field, 24 April 1918.
Proceeded on three weeks' leave to United Kingdom, 16 December 1918; returned from leave and rejoined unit, 6 January 1919.
Proceeded on leave to Paris, 14 January 1918.
Marched in from XVII Corps to New Zealand Reception Camp, 1 February 1919; returns to England and marches in to Brocton, 11 February 1919; marches out to Codford, Wiltshire, 15 February 1919; reports in and taken on strength, New Zealand Brigade Group, Codford, 22 February 1919.
Commenced return to New Zealand from London on board HMNZT 'Ionic', 14 March 1919.
Disembarked Auckland, New Zealand, 24 April 1919.
Discharged on termination of period of engagement, 24 May 1919. AWMM