Born in1899 at Woodford Bridge, the eldest son of John (Schoolmaster with the L.C.C.) and Anne Grayston.
1901: With his family at 7 Cambridge Terrace, Stoneycroft Road, Woodford Bridge. 1911: With his family at Upland Villa Roding Lane, Woodford Bridge.
He enlisted at Epping in January 1917, was allocated to the Royal West Kent Regiment and sent to the Front in November 1917. He survived the Battle of Cambrai and volunteered for patrol work. Sadly he caught a chill which developed into trench fever and pneumonia. He died in 54 Casualty Clearing Station at Merville after an operation for an abscess on the lungs.
Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian