A strong, but not particularly intelligent man with a Dolist background, he served aboard the battlecruiser PNS Tepes, holding the rank of Private. Following the arrest of Honor Harrington and her crew, Candleman and Corporal Heinrich Johnson were ordered to watch the Manticoran "deserter" Horace Harkness. None of the two had the education to realize that Harkness secretly manipulated the ship's systems.
Once Harkness was ready to stage the breakout of his crew, he killed both Johnson and Candleman with his bare hands. (HH7)