Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 111730. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney).Born 25.3.1916 in a house within the compound of the Corfe Mullen Waterworks near Wimborne, Dorset. 7th of 9 children of Frank and Mabel. Worked as a milkman and maintenance fitter before joining the Navy at Royal Arthur (Skegness) on 15 July 1940. Joined Victory on 21.8.40 followed by Cossack on 7.11.40. This was followed by Boscawen, Hawkins and Orlando.