Born 2 July 1936 at Shelly Beach and educated at Kaipara Harbour Primary in Helensville (1941–1948) and Seddon Memorial Technical College in Auckland (1949–1952). Took part in Compulsory Military Training (CMT) before joining the Regular Force in May 1959. Posted to 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Regiment and sent to Malaya on the SS Captain Cook in October 1959. Stationed at Taiping and conducted operations on a monthly rotation. Returned to New Zealand in 1961 when the battalion was replaced by 1RNZIR. Trained National Service personnel at Waiouru (1963–1966) and completed various star and promotional courses leading up to 1968. Served in Vietnam with V6 Company, May–December 1971.
The Vietnam List is an updated version of New Zealand's original Vietnam nominal roll – the Flinkenberg List – compiled by Captain Con Flinkenberg in 1972. Name, rank and unit information are from New Zealand military pay records. Read more about the Vietnam List.