1876 May 16 . Born Upton on Severn
1881 census at Court, Little Malvern
1891 census at The Court, Ledbury Road, Little Malvern
1900 May 1. 5th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment, The undermentioned Gentlemen to be Second Lieutenants :— Charles Michael Berington.
1900 Aug 29. The undermentioned Officers are seconded for special service on the West Coast of Africa: — 5th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment, Second Lieutenant C. M. Berington. His record says Ashanti 1900-1901
1900 Oct 2. 5th Worcs. 2nd Lt C M Berington to be Lt and remain seconded
1901 Feb 19. The undermentioned Supernumerary Officers are absorbed into the Establishments of their respective units:— 5th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment, Lieutenant C. M. Berington.
1907 Married Ethel ?
1908 Mar 8. 5th Worcs. Lt C M Berington resigns his commission "to go abroad"
1911 at Wintercot, Colwall , Near Malvern
1915 Jan 18. Arrives in UK from Halifax, Canada with his wife Ethel. He is a "soldier" , travels 2nd class. On SS Franconia.
1915 May 27 Landed in France.
1915 Aug 14 Invalided back to UK with Shell Shock
1916 Oct 6. Worc. R.—Capt. C. M. Berington to be temp. Maj.
1916 Oct 27. Worc. R.—Capt. C. M. Berington relinquishes the rank of temp. Maj., and is seed for duty with a Garr. Bn.
1916 Oct 27. R. Berks. R. Capt. C. M. Berington (Worc. R., Spec.) is apptd. to a Bn. retaining his Army seniority.
1916 Dec 22. Worc. R.—Capt. C. M. Berington is restd. to the estabt.
1917 Jan 23. Worc. R.—Capt. C. M. Berington to be temp. Maj.
1919 Aug 1. 6th Worc. R.—Capt,. C. M. Berington relinquishes the temp, rank of Maj.
1919 Aug 115. Recovering from Gonorrhoea
1920 Aug 6. 6th Worc.R.— Capt. C. M. Berington resigns his commission , and is granted the rank of Maj.
1920 Nov 24. Joined ADRIC with service no 1096. Posted K Coy
1920 Dec 11. In K Company when the burning of Cork and the grenade attack on K Coy tender took place at Dillons Cross. He was wounded and later sought compensation and received £2500 for his wounds. Admitted Military Hospital Cork
1921 Mar 26 Posted to Depot
1921 Jul 17 Discharged Cork Military Hospital
1921 Jul 18 to 14 Oct 1921 on Medical Leave
1921 Oct 20. Left ADRIC - discharged medically unfit from wounds at Dillons Cross.
1925 Apr 9. Questions asked in Parliament over his compensation
Mr. GREENE asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that Major C. M. Berington, late temporary cadet, Auxiliary Division, Royal Irish Constabulary, was granted by Sir William Maloney, late Chief Justice of Ireland, in July, 1921, £4,200 as compensation for wounds received; that Sir William Maloney adjourned the hearing for 24 hours in order to ascertain the amount of disability pension which Major Berington would receive, stating that he would have to take such pension into consideration when assessing the amount of compensation; that Sir William Maloney, in granting the said £4,200, took into consideration the fact that Major Berington would receive £195 per annum; that Major Berington was awarded by a Royal Irish Constabulary board, at Phœnix Park, Dublin, in November, 1921, a total disability' pension of £195 per annum and received the same until 30th July, 1924, when it was reduced to £63 7s. 6d., no reasons being given; that inquiries made by Major Berington at a later date were answered by a statement that the reduction was due to his disability having decreased and that the said compensation of £4,200 had to be taken into account; that Major Berington has been before no medical board since the original one and has not been medically examined other than by the Local Government medical authority, Malvern, whose consistent report is, No improvement, and the Treasury medical referee, who did not fully examine the wound; whether, under the circumstances, Major Berington can have a further medical examination to decide his degree of disability; and will he state whether it is the intention of the Department that the amount of compensation, which was reduced on account of the amount of the pension, should not be increased upon the amount of the pension being reduced?
Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS In October, 1921, Major Berington was granted a disability pension at the rate of £195 per annum for a period of four months, and thereafter at the rate of £146 5s. per annum, subject to review at the expiration of one year from the date of his discharge. In October, 1922, the award was increased to the original rate, and after periodical review it was reduced to £63 7s. 6d. as from the 1st July, 1924. In fixing this sum regard was had—in accordance with the provisions of the Pensions Order—both to the compensation paid to Major Berington and to the degree of his impairment. The decision as to the degree of impairment was based upon careful consideration of all the medical evidence, including a detailed report from the Treasury medical referee. This report was made as the result of a thorough examination, and there is no warrant for the statement that the medical referee did not fully examine the wound. The medical referee's report left no doubt as to the degree of Major Berington's disability, and there is no case for further examination until the end of the present year, when his pension will again come under review. If the suggestion in the first part of the question is that the Court, in assessing the compensation due to Major Berington, was under the impression that he would be entitled for the remainder of his life to a pension of £195 a year, I can only say that no ground for such an assumption is to be found in any official statement as to the pension rights of ex-Royal Irish Constabulary officers, and that the Pensions Order of 1922 expressly provides for reassessment of disability pensions. I have, of course, no power to increase the compensation awarded to Major Berington under the Criminal Injury Acts. Major Berington is receiving the maximum pension which it is possible to award, having regard to the rules governing the grant of Royal Irish Constabulary pensions.
1927 Mar 22. Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, Charles Michael Berington and William Arthur Hollins, carrying on business as Wood Merchants, Sawyers, and Timber Fallers, at Mount Edgecumbe, Malvern Wells, in the county of Worcester, under the style or firm of Major C M Berington has been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Charles Michael Berington
1939 Register. He is Retired & of Private Means. Living with wife Mary at 10 Sunnymead , Shepton Mallet R.D., Somerset
1946 Jul 13 . Died Bath Somerset
1951 Feb 7. Ethel Berington, wife of late Major Charles Berington, died Shepton Mallet, Somerset.