Entered the Wellingborough Grammar School in September 1930, where he played for the 1st Rugby XV and the 1st Cricket XI.
In July 1934, he left School and joined the Royal Navy. He was posted to China Station in 1935, returning to Home Station in 1938. In 1939 he was posted to Mediterranean Station and served in H.M. Submarine “Unbeaten”. He was mentioned in Despatches in March 1942, for Gallantry and steadfast devotion to duty while serving in H.M. Submarine “Unbeaten’.
In November 1942 the “Unbeaten” was lost while on patrol in the Bay of Biscay. He died on 11th November 1942 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Furr, 2 High Street, Bozeat.