Edward Charles Colman, Wilts Regt

1890 May 21. Born Tucuman, Argentina. His father was working for Argentine Railways

1891 Mar 6. Arrives in UK from Argentina with his parents

1891 census at Lion Gate Gardens , Richmond, Surrey

1901 census in Bognor, Sussex. His father is Insurance Agent and Director of Railway Signal Co

1910 Nov 17. 4th Mate on Drayton Grange. Arrives Sydney, Aus

1911 census at The Inglenook, Kingston Hill, Kingston-On-Thames S W London. He is 4th Mate in Merchant Marine

He worked for P&O from Sep 1910 to Jun 1915. Merchant Marine prior to joining Army. Medal Card at TNA

1915 Jul 10. The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants (on probation). Edward Charles Colman, 3rd Battalion, Wilts Regiment

1916 July Lands in France

1916 Aug 1. The undermentioned to be temp. Lts. whilst serving with R.F.C. 2nd Lts., Spec. Res.— E. C. Colman, Wilts. R.

RAF Record

1917 Jan 20. Married in Kensington to Ena Haseltine Little. Edward D H born 1818 and Michael H born 1919

1920 Aug 19. Relinquishes his commission with rank of Lt.

1920 Oct 18 Joined ADRIC with service no 768. Posted to Depot Coy

1920 Dec 23 "Permitted to resign" from ADRIC, presumably because of the divorce that was rattling around.

1921. Divorce Court File: 7278. Appellant: Eva Heseltine Colman. Respondent: Edward Charles Colman. Type: Wife's petition for divorce

1939 Register. A divorced theate manager living at 18 Lord Street , Southport C.B.,

1940 Marries Mary Bancroft Lister in Southport

1969 Apr/Jun died Colchester, Essex

ADRIC