He was a mariner and died at 12 Charlotte Street Folkestone. In 1881 he was living at 23 Albion Place with his wife, Sally and son, James, aged 11 years. He joined the Royal Navy in 1846 as a Boy, 2nd class. From the 2nd october 1853 to the 12th July 1856 he served on the Agamemnon, which was the flag ship for Rear Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons. She and the Sanspareil attacked Sebastopol; she was driven on to theRussian Coast of the Black Sea in the Great Storm of 1854 and she took part in the shelling of Fort Kinburn, at the mouth of the Dnieper river.