Enlisted with rank of Rifleman and posted to E Company, 12th Reinforcements, Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, 12 January 1916. Proceeded overseas from Wellington with 12th Reinforcements on board HMNZT 'Ulimaroa', 1 May 1916.
Disembarked Suez, Egypt, 9 June 1916. Embarked on board HMT 'Ivernia' from Alexandria, Egypt, and proceeded overseas, 26 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, marched in to Sling Camp, taken on strength 5th (Reserve) Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, and posted to 'A' Company, 7 August 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, l5 November 1916.
Disembarked and marched in to New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 16 November 1916. Taken on strength 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, and posted to 'A' Company, in the field, 8 December 1916.
Wounded in action, admitted to No 1 New Zealand Field Ambulance and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 31 December 1916 (gun shot wound, right side); admitted to No 13 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 3 January 1917 (gun shot wound, perforated right buttock); evacuated to England onboard HMHS 'Carisbrooke Castle', 7 January 1917; admitted to No 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, 8 January 1917; transferred to New Zealand Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex, 11 May 1917.
Discharged from New Zealand Convalescent Hospital and marched in to New Zealand Command Depot, Codford, Wiltshire, 9 June 1917.
Marched out from New Zealand Command Depot, 2 October 1917; marched in to New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reserve Depot, Brocton, Staffordshire, taken on strength 6th (Reserve) Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, and posted to 'A' Company, 3 October 1917.
Attached to Model Platoon, Headquarters Details, New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reserve Depot, 11 October 1917; attachment ceases and rejoins 6th (Reserve) Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 15 October 1917.
Attached to Headquarters Details and appointed to camp police, New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reserve Depot, 7 November 1917.
Appointment ends and rejoins 6th (Reserve) Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 26 November 1918.
Classified unfit by Medical Board and placed on New Zealand Roll, 7 September 1918 (gun shot wound, right hip). Transferred from New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reserve Depot, Brocton, to New Zealand Discharge Depot, Torquay, Devonshire, 20 November 1918. Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool, England, on board HMNZT 'Maunganui', 2 December 1918.
Disembarked Auckland, New Zealand, 9 January 1919. Discharged in consequence of being no longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action (gun shot wound, right hip), 6 February 1919. AWMM