Birth registered in Apr-Jun 1876 at Woolwich Vol 1D, page 1041. Was a Labourer and member of the 32nd Militia Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Ancestry.com has his Short Service Attestation Form sworn on 30 January 1894 when he was 18 years old in ‘British Army WWI Pension Records.
Served in 3rd Bn. Norfolk Regiment with Regimental No. 3872. He was transferred in 1916 to 1st Bn. Essex Regiment with Regimental No. EX/4104. Record card in Essex Regimental Museum.
He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, War and Victory Medals.