Born on 11 June 1866 in Pictou, Nova Scotia - next of kin listed as Royal Trust Company, Ottawa, Ontario - at time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Ottawa, Ontario, trade as gentleman, Presbyterian, currently serving in the Governor General's Foot Guards, no previous military service.
Described in An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926, p.57, as "one of the most enthusiastic members of the Ottawa Home Guard and a well known social figure in Ottawa, was given a commission as Provisional Lieutenant early in 1915; joined the Officers' Training Corps at Ottawa on August 17th, 1915; obtained the necessary qualifications and received his commission on September 10th, 1915".
Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 November 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 7 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - seconded to the War Office from 23 March 1917 to 25 May 1918 - served as the Town Major of Camblain l'Abbe from 23 March 1917 to 4 January 1918 - attached to the 1st Army Infantry School from 5 January to 25 May 1918 - returned to Canada on 3 August 1918.
Awarded the Medaille d'Honneur avec Glaives (en Argent) (France) - no citation - unit recommendation unknown date (award announced 29 June 1923), no recommendation text.
[also An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926]