Maurice was born on the 15th November 1925 in Kilkenny, South Australia, and he enlisted in the RAAF in Adelaide on the 25th January 1944.
During the War, he was a member of 452 Squadron. Maurice was discharged from the Squadron on the 15th January 1946.
Maurice was a member of the 452/457 Squadron Association of South Australia. He was living in Warradale, South Australia, when he died in November 1995 as a result of a motoring accident in the Riverland area. No one else was involved in the accident, and he had suffered ill-health for a long time.
The 452/457 Squadron Association organised the funeral. Many of its members attended, including Bill Thorpe who read the “Ode”.
Bruce Read and Paul Carter
The Spitfire Association