|Born||10 April 1884|
|Died||23 October 1950 66)(aged|
|Years of service||1912–1944|
|Battles/wars|| First World War |
Second World War
|Awards|| Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George |
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches (5)
Croix de guerre (Belgium)
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