Born on 29 July 1874 in Chelmsford, Essex, England - husband of Marie Coleby, Toronto, Ontario - at time of enlistment in 1914: trade as cook, married, currently a member of the military (unit not named), previously a member of the 5th Batt. I.Y. for one year, Church of England, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.
Joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 August 1914 (number 194) - [then what?] - joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 May 1915 (number 411151) - [then what?].