British Army veteran who was awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross for his actions in Belgium during World War II. He was the first member of the British Army to receive the award during the war.
He worked at National Provincial Bank and and became a midshipman with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1933.
He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his May 1940 rescue of a wounded comrade, whom he carried out of the battlefield in a wheelbarrow.
He was married to Shirley Osborne for more than sixty years.
He and British Army Lieutenant George Arthur Knowland are both recipients of the Victoria Cross.