Born Greenock. Worked in Greenock Cooperative Tailoring Dept.
His service record is on Ancestry but very hard to read (water damage?). Enlisted 27th July 1915 aged 23. A tailor? 3 stints with the British Expeditionary Force in France. In hospital 9th Nov 1915 due to shrapnel wound to head (helmets weren't introduced to the British Army until 1916. Sprained ankle July/August 1916. Transferred to 12th Battalion in Feb 1917 having been in 13th Battalion.