8 june 1914
18 april 1915
From April 1915
15 september 1916
5 june 1917
Gazetted Second Lieutenant in the Yorkshire Regiment
Served in France and Flanders
Transferred to the 19th Division
Was under orders to return to Engalnd as an instructor at a Machine Gun School when he was killed in action while recoointring for new gun positions at the Battle of Messines.
His Brigadier General wrote :
' His death means a real loss, not only to the company but also the whole brigade.
It will , I know , be a relief to you to know how highly we esteemed and admired your son.
His high moral character and strength of will made one admire and respect him as a man, and his absolute fearlessness and thoughfiµulness for the well-being of his officers and men made him a soldier to be looked up to, respected and loved.
I personally would have followed him anywhere, and I know this was the feeling of the other officers and all the men of the Company"
He was Mentioned in Despatches by Sir Douglas Haig , London gazette 25 lay 1917, for gallant and distinguished service in the field
Bridlington Grammar School