1897 May 9. Born Edmonton, London
1901 census at Hackney, London
1911 census at 94 Southwold Rd, Upper Clapton N E
1914 Sep 7. Enlisted in The Royal Sussex Regiment
1915 Jun 26 . Landed in France
1917 Jun 27. Commissioned 2nd Lt
1917 Oct/Dec married in Camberwell, London to Mabel Nellie Morgan
1918 Apr 26 Taken prisoner POW camp. 13th Bat R Sussex
1918 Nov 29. Repatriated back to UK
1919 Jul 15. Relinquished his commission. Discharged due to ill health caused by being gassed while serving in Ypres.
1920 Apr 10 Joined the Freemasons in Twickenham. Initiated 10th April 1920, Passed 12th June 1920, Raised 10th July 1920 address Sidcup Occupation-Student in Accountancy. Resigned 30th Sept 1922
1920 Oct 25. Joined ADRIC with service no 875. Posted to Depot Coy
1920 Dec 10. Discharged medically unfit.
1923 Jun 3. Assigned to Clerical Class Civil Service job with Board of Education.
He was certainly working in the civil service during WWII and was in an office at Rhyl in Wales. By this time his marriage was over and after the war he married again and set up home in Wales and he started a chicken farm (according to his son). I think he was still a civil servant as well. During his life he ran quite a few enterprises on the side. My Mum said she got roped into jam making at about 13 years old and was not best pleased at being told to leave school and do the work. He eventually walked out on his first family leaving them with nothing so my Mum & her brother Paul had to go into service to get a roof over their heads.
1939 Register Living at 2 The Mount , Uckfield R.D., Sussex. He is a Civil Servant
1950 Jan 27. Married in Harrow, London to Lavinia Cynthia Crowford
1958 Jun 16. Died in Bryngwyn, Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil