Born in Peterborough on 29 June 1891, he became a teacher in Melton Mowbray. Soon after training for the ministry at Handsworth College he joined the RAMC, serving in Egypt and Palestine. He was ordained in Cairo and became a chaplain. He was stationed at the Manchester and Salford Mission (1931-1936) and at Champness Hall, Rochdale (19361946), leaving to become Principal of Cliff College(1946-1957). In retirement he continued for many years to edit Joyful News and to preach every Sunday. He died at Aigburgh on 7 December 1980.