James(Jim) was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the second son of Dr James and Marion. He attended The High School of Glasgow and The University of Glasgow where he graduated with Honours in Electrical Engineering. Jim spent more than 30 years in The Royal Australian Navy. He loved sailing, golf, badminton, classical music and anything to do with computers. Also, he was a scout leader and was engaged in his local church. Jim was a patient trustworthy man who deeply loved his wife, 3 children and 5 grandchildren and was much loved.