Hi Al No luck at all. The Qld deaths are up to 1959. Checked from 1950 - 1959 under Wilson and Bright, nothing that fits. Re-checked the births to 1918, nothing. There are a few possibilities :- he was adopted, or he's picked up a false birth certificate and changed his name or his birth is registered under something else ? ? ? If you live in Brisbane, there used to be a man who works atthe Registry Office who may be able to help. You can make an appointment with him and he specialises in tough searches. Think that he was once the Registrar and now retired. There is a fee for this service but I've heard that he is excellent. You would need to ckeck that he is still available. I also checked the WW2 roll and found nothing that fits. Good luck, I hope you discover the answer. If you have an address for him around 1945, you could check the electoral roll.