Went overseas with 1st C.M. Rifles, 1915. Transferred to Royal Air Force same year. Offi- cially credited with fifty-two enemy machilles. Decorated with Victoria Cross, D.S.O. with one Bar, Military Cross with two Bars, Italian Silver Medal for Valour, French Croix de Guerre. Promoted Captain, Major and Lieutenant-Colonel. .Served in France and Italy.
Tiré de Burpee, Lawrence J., Encyclopedia of Canadian History, Makers of Canada Series, vol 12, 1927.