1877 Mar 18. Born Diss, Norfolk
1881 census at St Nicholas St, Diss, Norfolk
1891 census at Diss
1892-1893 he went to Framlingham School
1900 Jan 11. Enlists in ASC 3 years in Colours, 6 years in Reserve. His next of kin is younger brother George Richard Aldrich. Noted to be " a superior class of man"
1900 Mar 16 Posted to South Africa . QSA (Fram Lingham Register 142)
1900 May 7 In hospital until he is sent back to UK.
1900 Jul 21 Returns UK from South Africa
1901 Feb Discharged medically unfit.
1905 Nov 30 marries Jenny Evinda Eagle at Brightingsea
1906 Au 6. Son Colin Frederick Langley Aldrich born
1911 census at 32 High Street, Brightlingsea
1914 Aug 26 Enlists again in ASC Special Reserve. His civilian trade is "chemist". He has a wife Jenny Evinda Aldrich and son
1915 Apr 2. Commissioned in 22nd London Regt
1916 Jun 1. 2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) C. F. Aldrich to be Lt.,
1920 Sep 17 joined the ADRIC with service no 600.
1920 Oct 15 Absentee, struck off strength of ADRIC
1939 At Madeira Hotel Annexe Cliff Road , Falmouth M.B., Cornwall. He is given as single and a schoolmaster. The whole school appear to be there.
1945 Jan/Mar died Colchester age 67. The death cert says he died of cancer and that he was a retired schoolteacher. He is commemorated by Framlingham School on their war memorial,but not in a CWGC recognised grave