He was born in Swindon. He married Phyllis Mart Jefferies 9 Sep 1940
Likely the address of Auxiliary Units, c/o GPO Highworth, nr Swindon was attractive for a Swindon born man, when volunteering for unspecified special duties
1943-1944 After leaving the Scout Section he returned to the 4th Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment
In January 1944, along with most of the Scout Section he joined the Special Air Service after being requested to attend a recruitment event in London for former Auxiliers.
11 Apr 1945 Reported missing believed prisoner of war along with Sergeant Youngman, Corporal Burgin, and troopers Beckford, Eden and Merryweather. This was during Operation Howard. He does not appear in any subsequent prisoner reports, likely due to the war ending shortly after.
SAS War Diary