January 17th. 1906.|
|Employer||China Navigation Co.|
|Religion||Church of Scotland.|
|Joined CNCo service||June 27th. 1937.|
|Left CNCo service||July 1st 1966.|
June 27th. 1937. Joined C.N.Co. on Agreement in possession of his Master's Certificate of Competency No.32902 issued in Montrose on August 9th. 1932., arriving in Hong Kong as passenger on the S.S. Ranchi.
On arrival appointed to the Kintang as 3rd. Mate.
December 12th. 1938. Admitted to hospital in Shanghai, returning to duty on January 1st. 1939, sailing as 2/M on the Yunnan I, Wuhu III, Szechuen II, Kweiyang II, returning to hospital on May 5th. 1940.
December 2nd. 1941. Captured by the Japanese Forces.
June 4th 1942. Reported as Prisoner of War in Hong Kong, Reported by the International Red Cross as being interned at Stanley Prison Hong Kong June 29th. 1942.
September 3rd. 1942. Officially reported as interned.
November 11th. 1945. Proceeded on Home leave after being released from Stanley Prison.
December 29th. 1946 - to November 28th. 1948.. Overseer at Taku Bar, being promoted to 1st. Mate on January 7th. 1948.
December 20th. 1948. Proceeded on Home Leave.
May 1949. Leave interrupted as he returned "fill in" on the Changsha III , returning to the U.K. on July 13th 1949 to continue his leave. October 17th. 1949. Appointed to the Taiyuan III as 2/M and then 1/M, as 1/M on the Soochow III, and Shengking II.
March 18th. 1952. On special duties assisting the Marine Superintendent in the Hong Kong office.
January 10th. 1955. Returned from Home Leave, placed on reserve.
November 18th. 1960. Hong Kong. On sick leave being admitted to hospital suffering from gastric ulcers. Passed fit for duty on January 26th. 1961, and placed on reserve.
February 8th 1961.. Returned to service sailing as Master on the following vessels:- Kwangsi I, Szechuen III, Taiyuan III, and 11 months on the Kuala Lumpur when he was complimented by the "Office" on the way he tackled matters on the vessel.
March 30th. 1963. Proceeded on Home leave.
Hong Kong, June 30th. 1966. On the occasion of his retirement, he was presented with a silver salver.