Born in Brancaster he was the son of Isaac and Harriet Southerland he married Joyce Buck in 1942. Then Olive Wells in 1950. He moved to Halesworth in 1938 spending the rest of his working life with Oakley and Fleming. He played an active part in developing the Fleming Skeleton Wheel which stopped agricultural vehicles getting stuck in the ground.
His two main hobbies were singing and gardening. In later life he was a school crossing warden and often played Santa at school Christmas parties.
|Unit or location||Role||Posted from||until|
|Halesworth Patrol||Patrol Corporal||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
In the Norfolk nominal roll dated 28 Dec 1942 he is recorded as having the rank of Sergeant
TNA ref WO199/3389,
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