Born on 30 December 1892 in Jasper, [?] - next of kin listed as Mrs. Susan O'Connell, Jasper, [?] - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.
Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 31 January 1915 (number 410802) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.
(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)