Formerly working in a newsagency in Dublin Ireland he arrived in Eumundi to start a new life and most probably bring out his fiance.
He was not in Australia long working as a farmer in Eumundi when war broke out.
He volunteered and embarked on board the HMAT Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916 aged 27 arriving in England for training and then onto the frontline.
Described in war records as a very good letter writer he was originally reported as missing in action when a number of letters were returned from the front. He was later found to have be killed in action on 11 April 1917 at Bullecourt France he is remembered at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial in France.
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