Born with a determination to better himself, young Jim rose from scraping a living for himself and his Mum by the meanest of jobs to a respected and capable soldier in the South Staffordshire Regiment. His exploits and experiences led him to India where he met the love of his life whom he married and with whom he raised a large family. India in the 1930's and '40's held a fascination like no other country. From confronting dangerous situations - including coming face to face with cobras, panthers and snakes as well as owning many weird and wonderful pets, Jim's life was never without excitement. After Indian Independence, Jim moved his family to Perth, in Western Australia in 1949 where he used his immense ingenuity, intelligence and ability and worked without ceasing, to provide his family with a moderate and comfortable lifestyle. He was an amazing man!