He resigned from the army in 1906 when he married, he had the rank of Lieutenant, he then joined the Reserve of Officers. After his election as MP he was approached to become the commanding officer of the local territorials, the 6th Welsh, and was granted the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of war along with the whole regiment. He fell at the Hohenzollern Redoubt at the Battle of Loos on 2nd October 1915.
He and his wife had four children.
He stood for parliament for Cardiff boroughs in 1910, losing on that occasion but was elected to the same seat in the General Election of 1911.
Cumnock Connections tree
He is not on Cumnock War Memorial. His name is inscribed along with 21 other MPs on the Parliamentary War Memorial known as the Recording Angel Memorial in Westminster Hall and a statue of him was erected in Cathays Park in Cardiff.