Stoker 1st Class. KX 92512. Joined RN 9 November 1937 Onboard LO3 9 June 1938 to July 1940. March 1941 to August 1941.(At BISMARCK action, ALTMARK incident and Narvik) Later served in submarines from May 42 until he first left the service on completion of his 12 years in 1949. He rejoined in April 1950 and then left again in 1960 on completion of his time for pension. Left RN 1960 to become taxi proprietor and then a caterer. Mentioned in Despatches in October 1945 (Admiralty 271641). Served on Cossack, Cyclamen, Diligence, Petunia, Puma, Submarines Astute, Recruit, Selene, Striker,Theseus, Thresher, Token, Thule, Trenchant, Upshot. Born 11 October 1919 on the Isle of Wight. Worked as a farm labourer and a footman before joining the RN. Died on the Isle of Wight 9 September 2003.