Educated at "Queen Elizabeth High School" Gainsborough, UK, Peter was an inspirational teacher (of both science and chemistry), as well as a playwright. He served in the British army during World War Two, fighting in France after the Normandy landings. Peter was also a musician (playing saxophone in various jazz and swing bands) and sportsman (playing cricket and squash). In retirement, he took up prison visiting, and formed several close ties with the men that he mentored. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and their son, Peter. May he rest in peace in the place that he came to call home - Hexham, New South Wales.