known 1st August 1917
"On that day he led the Lewis gun section of my platoon with the utmost ability, combined with unflinching bravery, and I cannot speak to highly of his conduct, or deplore his loss too deeply. As a platoon officer, I am in a position to appreciate to the fullest extent his conduct as a soldier, and also his fine qualities as a man, which made him very popular with all who knew him. He was killed by a shell whilst holding a position which he had so bravely helped to capture, and we buried him at the same spot".
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