Born Kilkenny, on or about June 1859. First enlisted at Portsmouth on 31st January 1879 and saw overseas service in India and the Boer War where he was awarded Victorian DCM in Earl Roberts despatches in the London Gazette of 27th September 1901. He was discharged from the regiment at Athlone on 19th March 1901, having served 22 years+. His place of residence is stated as the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.
DCM LG 27.09.1901 MID L.G. 10.09.1901 MSM Army Order 127/1932
Distinguished Conduct Medal;
QSA (3) CC OFS Joh