Served in Vietnam with the NZSMT for a three-month tour of duty, December 1969–February 1970. This involved outpatient work, minor surgery, post-operative care, and civil aid.
Worked as specialist physician and clinical director of respiratory medicine for the Canterbury District Health Board until 2007, when he retired to become a full time artist and portrait painter.
Vietnam War Oral History Project interviewee. Interview and transcript held in the Alexander Turnbull Library Oral History and Sound collection in Wellington, New Zealand. Reference: OHInt-0959-62