John Edward de Casmaker


1888 July 6. Born Clerkenwell. Entered on register as John Edward de Casemeaker. His father was a milliner.

1891 census at 366, Goswell Road, Islington, London

Educated at Sir John Cass's school London

1901 census living at 341 Goswell Rd, Clerkenwell

1910 May 5 Commercial cashier at Carbon Paper Company, 4 Lambeth Hill, Queen Victoria St, London E^

1912 Sep 14. Married Daisy Clarice Payne at Islington. London

1915 Oct 16. His 1st wife Daisy died in Billericay

1915 Oct 26. Joined Essex Yeomanry and 4th Reserve Dragoons as Private 81107

1915 Nov 6. Left employment of Carbon Paper Company to join the forces. His RAF record is available

1917 Oct 22 Posted to from 2 OCW to 2 SMA

1917 Oct 25. Posted temporarily unfit

1917 Nov 23. Posted fit again

1918 Mar 1. From RFC to General List, Cadet to be temp 2nd Lt.- J. E. De Casmaker.

1918 Mar 16. Sent to 4TS

1918 Mar 16. To hospital in London with tonsillitis

1918 Jun 21. Sent to Noilly Squadron

1918 Nov 20. This request for his information comes from his old employers just after the Armistice. I assume it was to offer him his job back but one cannot be sure!

1919 May 9 Transferred to unemployed list. 2nd Lt. J. E. De Casmaker.

1920 Oct 1. Joined ADRIC with service number 663. Posted to F Coy.

1921 May 11. Promoted Section Leader. IRA intelligence knew that he was a Section Leader.

He is in the Football Photo of late 1921 in which he is described in IRA Intelligence as "Company Commander". I can find nothing in his record to indicate this. The man is certainly correctly identified as Casmaker - it must therefore point to his being a Section Leader.

1921 Aug 12 to 26 Aug on Leave

1922 Jan 18. Discharged on Demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Jan 16. Married Kathleen Ward Edmondson in Dublin

1923 Mar 13. Son Donald Edward Brian born Kensington

1937 Living in Bristol

1939 Register. Living with wife (Kathleen) at 216 Shirehampton Road , Bristol. He is a commercial traveller in canned goods

1948 Feb 17. Promotion. The undermentioned are promoted to the substantive rank of Flying Officer with effect from the dates stated J. E. De CASMAKER (1951792).

1954 Feb 18. Extension of service. The period of service of the undermentioned Flying Officers is extended by four years with effect from the dates stated:—J. E. De CASMAKER (1951792).

1958 Feb 18. Commission relinquished, Training Branch. Flying Officers, retaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant:— J. E. de CASMAKER (1957192).

1971 Died Bristol aged 83