Embarked Wellington, 26 June 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916; marched in to Sling Camp, 23 August 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 26 September 1916; joined 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 12 October 1916.
Found guilty, 14 May 1917, of being absent from 8 am parade, 13 May: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Attached to No 2 NZ Machine Gun Company, 12 May 1917; rejoined Bn from attachment, 19 June 1917.
Detached to 2nd Brigade School, 20 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 December 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 3 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 22 January 1918.
Detached to 2nd Brigade School, 22 January 1918; rejoined Bn, 2 February 1918.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 May 1918.
Detached to Divisional L[ewis] G[un] School, 19 May 1918; rejoined Bn, 7 June 1918.
Detached to 3rd Field Ambulance (escort duty), 30 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 16 August 1918.
Promoted Corporal, 8 July 1918.
Appointed Lance Sergerant, 19 September 1918.
Wounded in action, 8 October 1918 (gun shot wound, right leg), and admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 20, 11 October 1918, and admitted to 1st South African General Hospital, Abbeville; transferred to England, 18 October 1918, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 20 October 1918.
Tried by District Court Martial, 21 June 1919, on charge of when on Active Service joining in a mutiny in Forces belonging to His Majesty's NZEF, in a mutiny by combining with other soldiers of the Otago Prov. Det. to resist and offer violence to their Superior Officer in the execution of their duty; Alternative charge: being present whilst mutinous soldiers of the O.P. Det. forcible [sic] entered the Sgts' Mess of No 2 Camp Sling and not use [sic] his utmost endeavours to assist his superior Officers to suppress said mutiny': awarded 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour, reduced to the ranks, and forfeited 29 days' pay.
Sentence remitted as from 4 July 1919.
Commenced return to New Zealand from London on board HMNZT 'Cordoba', 18 July 1919; discharged, 30 October 1919.
War service: 3 years 236 days (of which 3 years 99 days were overseas)
Medals: Croix de Guerre, British War Medal, Victory Medal AWMM