He was originally from Cumnock, Central West N.S.W.
This distinguished Officer did his training in
England at No.24 OTU and on completion there was posted to 1659 HCU
at Topcliffe. Subsequently posted to 431 RCAF Squadron in September
1943 stationed at Tholthorpe under No.6 Group Bomber Command.
He attained the rank of Flight Lieutenant, completed
his tour in August 1944 and on September 15th 1944 he was
awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.