educated at Uppingham School, Uppingham, Leicestershire
2nd Lieutenant in 1931 in the service of the Leicestershire Regiment
fought in the Second World War
Lieutenant-Colonel in 1943
Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) (and 3 bars (1943, 1944 and 1953)) in 1943
Temporary Brigadier in 1944
Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1944
Major-General in 1957
Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1958
Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.) in 1963
Colonel of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment between 1963 and 1965
Governor of Western Australia between 1963 and 1973
Honorary Colonel in 1965 in the service of the R.W.A.R.
Honorary Colonel in the service of the SAS Regiment, Australian Army.