13 March 1890 at Mackay, QLD, Australia.
Mackay Boys State School, QLD.
Service and Enlistment Details
on 20 August
1914 at Townsville, QLD.
at Enlistment: ?.
Details: Embarked Overseas
September 1914 with 9th
Battalion, H Company at Brisbane,
QLD on Ship H.M.A.T. A5 "Omrah".
of Death: Killed
in Action on
October 1917 while serving with 1st
Pioneer Battalion in Belgium
at the age of 27 years.
Battery Corner Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium,
Portion II, Row: D, Grave No: 6.
Mother, Mrs. R. Cornford, Nebo Road,
Church of England.
He was awarded the Military Medal for showing conspicuous bravery during an attack on the Australian trenches at Sailly-Sur-La-Lys and again did excellent work at Pozieres and Flers.
Panel 171, Australian War Memorial;