1895 Apr 20 Born, 2 Gillabbey Street, Cork. Father listed as Professor of Languages
1901 census at St Johns Hill, Waterford
1911 census A pupil at a boarding school in Fermoy, Cork
1918 Mar 27 Commissioned 2nd Lt. He seems to have felt the need to change his name from "Getz" to "Gets"
1919 Jan 13. MC Gazetted . T./2nd Lt. Charles Gerard Gets, attd. R. Muns. Fus. (1st Bn.). He carried out a daring reconnaissance in broad daylight, advancing over 3,000 yards, mostly by crawling. Having established a post at the position he reached the enemy, attacked it in force and our men were forced to retire. However, he at once volunteered to re-establish the position, and he led his platoon to attack with great success, driving out the enemy and capturing two machine guns. His behaviour and gallant example inspired his men with the utmost confidence
1921 Apr 12. Joined ADRIC with service no 1886
1921 Apr 12. Struck off as a deserter. Never got further than signing on for the day. My mother mentioned that he was a friend of Mulchay......meaning his brief involvement in the Aux Police was planned by the Republicans. Also, the Irish Govt. are absolutely silent on his 1920's activities.
1921 Dec 13. R. Mun,. Fus. Temp. 2nd Lts., and retain the rank of 2nd Lt. : — C. G. Gets, M.C.
1923 Feb 1. Marriage to Sarah Nolan. At RC church of St Laurence O'Toole in Dublin. Both single and full age. Charles Getz, of Wellington Lodge, Serpentine Ave,Uni Student F:Joseph Getz, Professor. Sarah of 94 Amiens St. F: Matthew Nolans, Farmer. Wit: Alfred & Mary Goodrich
1930 Jul/Sep. A son Terence MN Gets born in Hendon, Middlesex
I cannot find him on any overseas shipping records.
1939 Register Living at 3 Seed Mill Chapel Road , Bridge-Blean R.D., Kent. He is a builders labourer
1965. A Charles G Getts of the correct age dies in Kent in 1965. Ref Canterbury vol 5f, p114