Appointed 2nd.Lt. Durham Light Infantry (DLI) 20th April 1910; Lt. 7th November 1913; (temp Capt. 1st September 1915 to 19th April 1916); Captain 20th April 1916; (acting Major 18th September 1919 to 30th October 1919); Major 25th November 1930; Lt.Col. 18th September 1936; half-pay 27th July 1938; Retired pay 24th August 1938; Reserve of Officers, employed as Lt. Col. 24th August 1939.
ADC to Viceroy of India (the Lords Hardinge and Chelmsford) 2nd November 1914 to 12th Aporil 1916; Adjutant 1st Bn. DLI 20th September 1917 to 31st October 1919; Adjutant 3rd Bn. DLI 19th January 1921 to 1st October 1922; Adjutant 1st Bn. DLI 2nd October 1922 to 1st October 1925.
Commanded 2nd Bn. DLI 18th September 1936 to 26th July 1938; Producer, Northern Command Tatoo 1934. Served European War 1914 to 1921, Mesopotamia (attached 2nd Bn. Leicestershire Regiment) October 1916 to September 1917; Mohmands and Swatis 1914-15 and 1917-18, Black Sea 1920.
Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette 15th August 1917, DSO (for distinguished service in the field in Mesopotamia) London Gazette 25th August 1917. British War Medal, Victory Medal and Afganistan, North West Frontier (with clasp) Medals 1919. Re-employed 1939-42, commanded 1 ITC September 1939 to January 1942. Awarded Jubilee Medal 1935 and Coronation Medal 1937.