He later attended the Armstrong College, Newcastle (then part of Durham University).
He joined the army in August 1940 and trained as a radio telegraphist with the Royal Corps of Signals.
He was sent to join Col. Buckmaster's S.O.E., French Section. He learned how to code and decode messages. He spoke fluent French.
He was captured and sent to Mauthausen death and labour camp where he was shot on 6th September 1944 with 45 other agents. He has no known grave.
His full story is told in Captain Isidore Newman SOE , Martin Sugarman, Jewish Historical Studies, volume 41, 2007.