1901 Feb. Born Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, son of a Church of England Clergyman.
1911 census at school at St Ronans, Mill Road, East Preston, Sussex
1920 Jul 21. To be 2nd Lt, 4th battalion Royal Sussex Regt.
1920 Oct 18. Joined ADRIC with RIC no 79144. ADRIC no 774. R Sussex Regt. From Haywards Heath, Sussex.
1921 Jun 16. Rathcoole Ambush He was in a convoy of about 25 Auxiliaries in 4 Crossley Tenders who were ambushed in Co Cork. Based with L Coy at Millstreet. Boyd and Shorter were killed