13 april 1918
Gazetted Second Lieutenant to the Royal Field Artillery
He went to France with the 5th Division where, with the exception of two short intervals, caused by accidents and wounds, he was employed continuously on active service until his death.
He saw action at Mons and Le Cateau.
Awarded the M.C. in August 1915,
Bar to the Military Cross and was twice mentioned in Despatches
He won a wide reputation as a successful battery commander.
He fell between Neuve Eglise and Dranoutre , at the most dangerous moment of the offensive directed by the enemy towards Hazebrouck.
The non-commissioned officers and men of his battery – D, 38th Brigade – acting on their own initiative, subscribed a large sum for the erection of a memorial to him.
He had a letter published in the Wykehamist of December 1914 describing his life at that time on the front line.
11 may 1898
16 august 1899
14 september 1901
5 july 1911
31 october 1914
Obtained his commission
Aide de Camp to the Inspector General of Cavalry in the early stages of the South African War
He took part in the operations in the Orange River Colony, Transvaal and Cap Colony for which he received the Queen's medal with 5 clasps
Acted as Adjutant to the Queen's Bays
On the outbreak of War 1914 he went to France with the BEF
Killed in action by a shell at Messines while in command of his Regiment
He was mentioned in Sir John French's despatches ( London Gazette 22 june 1915) for gallant and distinguished service in the field