died 24th.March 1990 aged 67yrs. Enlisted into DCLI as a Band Boy in 1937, initially posted to 2nd.Bn. at Blackdown, soon after posted to 1st.Bn. in India. In 1940 returned to the Regimental Depot in Bodmin, from there he rejoined the reconstituted 1st.Bn. in the UK. he remained continuously with the Band of the DCLI. and on amalgamation with the Band of 1 SCLI until his discharge from the army in 1962 with the rank of Band Sgt.