Father was a Labourer. Dick started work on 13.05.1935 as a casual jnr. labourer at Hillside Workshops His hourly rate was 1/41/2d. His career had taken him to Oamaru 19.04.1937, Springfield 10.07.1938, Christchurch 10.10.1938, Wairio 25.10.1938, He was designated as a lifter and Train Examiner, N.Z.R. Dunedin 01.02.1947 and resigned 08.03.1948. He then joined the Waterfront until retirement through ill health. He had three Valve heart operations and died on his third operation in Dunedin. His education was 6th Std. Prof. Married at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Port Chalmers when he was 23 living in Wairio. Amelia was 23 also. Married by Father Walter Monaghan, Witness's Ernest F Smart (A friend and Railway Guard), Waipahi and Gladys Wealleans, Oamaru. Dick was a spin bowler and when playing for Grange he took 10 wickets for 3 runs including 3 hat tricks. He was presented with a silver on wood shield. After his Heart operation he went to Lovells Flat as Manager of the Waterside workers Cricket team and had to play, because one of ther bowlers took sick even after the doctors saying he is not to play cricket again, bowled and took 10 wickets for Zero runs, this was reported in the Otago Daily times, and he never bowled again, as doctors warned him of the danger.