Enlisted with the 111th Battalion on March 20, 1916.
His home is in Blair, Ontario, and he was only seventeen years and four months when he enlisted.
He trained in London and also in England and landed in France on November 14, 1916. There he transferred to the 4th Battalion and he also served in the 1st Brigade French Motor Battery.
He saw much service at the front, was at Vimy Ridge, Fresnoy, Messines, Lens, Passchendaele, Cambrai, Amiens, Arras, Valenciennes.
He was twice wounded, on June 11 and on June 24, 1917.
He was gassed in 1918.