After a good education he became a Master Mariner with the Straits SS Service L.F. after passing through his apprenticeship. He was the Commodore of a fleet of 17 boats.
He decided to obtain his flying qualifications and after attending the Graham White School of Flying. on 26/8/1914 he was issued with a First Class Flying Licence. At this time war had broken out.
|On 26/8/1914 he was issued with a First Class Flying Licence|
|Recruitment poster for the Legion|
Unfortunately,his flying career was cut short as while he was on active service he contracted pneumonia and died in Tideworth Military Hospital, UK on 3/5/1915. He was unmarried.