Born at Warwick, Qld, about 1871, since his age was given as 52 when he died at work at Manjimup, W.A., on 30 July 1923.
He was employed by the Forests Department of Western Australia from 1917, initially as a botanical and seed collector, in which period he laid the foundations of the Departmental herbarium. At the time of his death he was Forester-in-Charge of the large and important Manjimup forest district. There is some difference of records with regard to his initials. The Australian Forest Journal, 15 August 1923, in the obituary gives them as shown above (F.M.C.), but herbarium material in the writing of W. F. Blakely shows T.W.C.; it has been assumed that the latter is an error for F.M.C.Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1978) Botanists of the eucalypts. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne