1892 Jun 4. Born Ballyclare, Antrim
1901 census. Living with his parents in Ballyclare.
1911 census, living with his parents at 225a Manchester Road Bury Lancashire. He is a Law Student
1914 Nov 25. Enlisted in 9th Royal Scots. Eventually becomes an Acting Sergeant, before being commissioned.
1916 Apr 5. Lands in France
1917 Feb 20. Appointed L/Cpl
1917 Jun 19. Promoted Cpl
1917 Nov 11. Appointed A L/Sgt
1918 May 10. Reports to Officer Trains battalion at Rhyll
1919 Feb 3. Commissioned in Manchester Regt
1920 Aug 31. Joined ADRIC service no 463., RIC number 73033.
1920 Oct 11. Accidentally shot by T/C Wynne during training at Beggars Bush Barracks
1921 Sep 1. Another of the odd quirks of Army paperwork. His commission is relinquished after his death.