Mayor of Bolton: 1989-90 (Labour)
Born: Bolton 6 April 1925
Died: Bolton June 2004
Trade Union official - General Municipal and Boilermakers Union - retired 1985.
He was a Normandy veteran who landed on Gold Beach with the North Staffordshire Regiment on D Day 6 June 1944.
Represented Breightmet Ward.
Chairman of the Environmental Services Committee and the Civic Affairs Sub-committee. Vice-chairman of the Management and Finance Committee.
Magistrate from 1967.
Secretary of Breightmet Labour Club.
He later resigned from the Labour Party following a local party dispute and never rejoined.
Extremely proud of his Scottish ancestry and President of Bolton Pipe Band from 1974 until his death.
President of Breightment United Football Club from 1975 until his death.