February 10th. 1902|
|Denomination||Church of Scotland|
|Joined CNCo service||January 8th 1929|
|Left CNCo service||October 10th 1955|
January 8th. 1929. Joined C.N.Co. already in possession of his 1st Mates certificate of Competency, at Shanghai on Agreement, having travelled out by P.&.O.S.N. ship Morea. January 16th 1929. Sailed as 2nd. Mate on the Ningpo I, Kiungchow, Kiangsu, Antung, and Kaying.
December 10th 1930. Proceeded on leave in Hong Kong, obtaining his Master's Certificate of Competency, No. 4788 on December 22nd 1930.
March 11th 1935 Returned from Home Leave, appointed as 1st. Mate on the Wanhsien, Changsha II, Huichow, Hsin Peking I, Siushan (from 3/12/37 to 22/12/37, the vessel being under repair at Shanghai), Whangpu., Tug Tai Koo II (for 3 days), Siushan, Hsin Peking I, Wuchang II, Wantung, Tungchow II / Hsin Peking II, Whangpu., Taiyuan II, and Tatung II, prior to proceeding on Home leave February 13th. 1940.
August 13th. 1942. Appointed 1st mate of the Suiyang, sailing on her until February 19th 1944.
February 21st 1944. Joined the Hupeh II as 1st Mate until May 5th 1945, when proceeded on Home leave.
January 4th. 1946. Retuning from Leave sailed as 1st Mate on the Fukien, Wuchang II, Wusueh, Wuchang II, Yunnan III,, Tsinan II, Shengking II,(The Shengking II being on the run from China to Taiwan with refugees). Then on the Fukien, Hanyang II, Yochow II, and as Master on the Fatshan II, proceeding on Home leave on April 21st 1950.
May 8th. 1950. Promoted to Master, and from then sailing as Master on all vessels which he was appointed to.
December 17th. 1951. Admitted to hospital after a knee injury.
February 19th. 1955. Admitted to hospital suffering from a mild attack angina pectoris, later suffering from coronary thrombosis.
June 6th. 1955. Went on Home leave on the Blue Funnel ship Pyrrhus. At the end of his leave (October 5th. 1955), due to his ill health he was invalided out of C.N.Co.