1887 Nov 15. Born Aston, Birmingham
1891 census at 2 Court 18, Great Brook Street, Aston, Birmingham
1901 census at 18, Foster Street, Aston
1911 census William Joseph Pickering, Lance Corporal, 2nd Duke Of Cornwall L I, at Tempe, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa. His age is 25, I suspect that he added a couple of years t his age to enlist. His father Robert is still at the same address in Birmingham
1917 Mar 12. The undermentioned Wt. and N.C.O.s to be 2nd Lts. for service in the Field: York. L.I.—Serjt. William Joseph Pickering, from D. of Corn. L.I.
1918 Feb 14. Temp. 2nd Lt. W. J. Pickering, from Lab. Corps, to be temp. 2nd Lt. with seniority from 12th Mar. 1917.
1918 Sep 8 2nd Lt to be Lt. Yorks. L.I.—W. J. Pickering, M.C. 8th Sept. 1918.
1920 Jan 8. Yorks L I. —Lt. W. J. Pickering, M.C., retires, receiving a gratuity.
1920 Dec 29 Joined ADRIC with service no 1352 Posted to A Coy
1921 Feb 23. Posted to M Coy
1921 Jul 1.Resignation accepted on completion of 6 months service
1936 Oct 31.The undermentioned having attained the age limit of liability to recall, cease to belong
1939 Register Living with wife Henrietta at 89 Oakleigh Park Drive , Southend-on-Sea . He is a school attendence officer
1941 Apr 7. RASC. The undermentioned to be Lts. (Qr.- Mr.):— Lt. William Joseph PICKERING, M.C. (181421).
1941 Sep 1. Lt. (Qr.-Mr.) W. J. Pickering, M.C. (181421) relinquishes his commn.
1960 Apr/Jun Died Southend on Sea aged 72.