Enlisted Macclesfield. In 1911 he was residing with his grandparents at 16, Railway Street, Crewe. Former pupil of Pedley Street School. Landed at “C” Beach, Suvla Bay on August 8/9, 1915. According to the war diary on the day of his death, the battalion ‘suffered somewhat severely’ and 9 officers were wounded (2 missing) with 18 other ranks killed, 145 wounded and 286 missing.