Harold William "Jock" Petter

Ancestry trees give that he was known as "Jock"

1894 Sep 28. Born Clay Lane, Funtington, Sussex,

1901 census at Cygnet Cottage, West Wittering, Sussex

1909 to 1913 An apprentice at E Moore of Chichester

1911 census at West Wittering Chichester Sussex (as on MIC)

1918 Mar 10 . Serjt. Harold William Petter, from R.A. to be 2nd Lt in RFC

1918 Apr 3. Temp. 2nd Lt. H. W. Petter (late Gen. List, R.F.C., on prob.) is confirmed in his rank as temp. 2nd Lt. (A. & S.).

RAF Record born 28 Sep 1894. DC gives this as DOB

RAF Officer record Born 1893 Dec 28

1919 Oct 9. To unemployed list 2nd Lt H W Petter

1920 Oct 21. Joined ADRIC with service no 829. Posted to C Coy

From Ancestry tree

1921 Jun 11 On a raid in Dublin

1921 Jul 15 to 29 on Leave

1921 Aug 1 to 17 on Leave

1921 Nov 19 to 2 Dec on Leave

1922 Jan Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1924 Sep 16. Pilot Officer in RAF Reserve, class A. His address on record is Central Hotel, Clonmel

1932 Dec 3. Convicted and fined £20 in Cambridge Court by the Civil Power. I cannot find out what this was

1933 Jan 18 Resigns his commission in reserve Air Force (this appears to be a result of his conviction)

1934 Feb 3. married to Violet Jenny Pugh in Kensington London

1939 Register. Living at The Tea House, West Pier, Newhaven U.D., Sussex. He is a married Cafe Snack Bar Proprietor

He was a transport pilot in the ATA in the second world war, delivering aircraft to the RAF to replace those shot down.

1957 Feb 17 Arrives in UK from Las Palmas. He is a "caterer"

1969 Apr 5. Died Newhaven, Sussex