Capt Eric Springfield Playle MC

1895 Aug 12. Born Surrey. Son of George Edwin Playle, a shopkeeper.

1901 census at Didsbury, Lancashire,

1911 census at Dagmar House School, Bishops Hatfield, Hertfordshire,

1915 Jan 9. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1915 Sep 23. Landed in Gallipoli

1916 Jun 8 Promoted Lt

1917 Apr/Jun married in Brentford to Gwendoline Florence Mary Bywaters, who died 1918

1917 Sep 17 MC Gazetted. T./Lt. Eric Springfield Playle, Line. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile counter-attack. He displayed boundless energy in collecting and organising Lewis guns and teams, moving from post to post under enemy rifle fire, and personally supervising every detail of the defence. He set a very fine example of fear- lessness, and did work of the utmost value for a continuous period of several days

1920 Aug 27. Joined ADRIC with service no 402. Posted to D Coy

1921 Feb 24. Permitted to resign. His father was at Hill House, Morden, Surrey.

1921 Oct 18 Gazetted out . Lincoln. R. Temp. Capts., and retain the rank of Capt.: — E. S. Playle, M.C

1922 Feb. married in Essex to May Postlethwaite

1924 Nov 7. Lincoln. R.— Capt. Eric Springfield Playle, M.C., late Serv. Bns., to be Capt., with seniority 20th May 1923

1925 May 1. 18th Lond. R.—Capt. Eric Springfield Playle, M.C., Res. of Off., to be Lt. .

1929 Oct 23. 18th Lond.R.—Capt. E. S. Playle, M.C., Res. of Off., resigns his commn. in the T.A.

1983 Jan 12. Died at St Lawrence, Churchill Drive, Crediton