Enlisted in 1939 with the Royal Canadian Engineers, along with his friend Cpl. Don McCreary, A18107. Both would spend slightly over five years with No. 1 Field Park Coy. RCE, serving many theatres of war, they both returned to Wallaceburg together. Arrived from overseas on S. S. “Louis Pasteur”
CDN (01-09-1945), CDN (07-09-1945), Salem Community Roll of Honour
Next of kin reported as: Mrs. J. Bachynski of R. R. # 2 Becher, Orford Twsp., Kent Co.