On 31 July 1917, the first day of the Battle of Pilckem
Ridge - part of the Third Battle of Ypres - he was hit by a piece of trench mortar shell near Langemark and died at a nearby aid post.
Towards the end of July the battalion moved into the line from the Menin Road to Zouave Wood and took part in the Battle of Pilckem
Ridge on 31st July.
He died at the battle of Pilckem
Ridge and posthumously won the 1917 National Eisteddfod chair six weeks later.
He was wounded in the Battle of Pilckem
Ridge but went on to play in the first Five Nations tournament after World War I in 1920.