|The bottom card is his father, a retired army man, who must have gone back into the Army in 1915, in the ASC. Top card our man|
I have just acquired a MM group but he seems of moved about a bit, I would be grateful for any info, the MM is impressed 5659. SJT.C.H.RAWLINGS. 6 / CORPS CYC:BN: ACC...... 1914 STAR 8822.L.Cpl. C.H. RAWLINGS. YORKS.L.I....... WW1 WAR MEDAL. 2.LIEUT. C. H. RAWLINGS....... WW1 VICTORY, 73.C.H.RAWLINGS. EX.FCE.CAN. What is this last unit?????, there is also a MID certificate, to 5659 C.H.RAWLINGS. ARMY CYCLIST CORPS, the group comes with WW2 39 STAR, F&G STAR, DEFENCE & WAR MEDAL, I was told he ended up in charge of a POW camp near Liverpool. 1914-1918 Forum
1891 Aug 9. Born India, registered as a Military Birth, BC available at GRO
1901 Census Aged 9, born India Charles Rawlings at Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin
1911 census at Victoria Barracks Cork, aged 19, Private in KOYLI.
1911 census His Parents I am fairly sure, within 1/2 mile of Upper Kennington Lane on MIC, at 1 St Barnabas Villas Guildford Road Lambeth
1914 Aug 14. Landed in France with KOYLI
1916 Jan 1 MID in Gazette. Serjeant C. H. Rawlings (5659) (Army Cyclist Corps)
1916 Nov 11. MM gazetted Sgt Army Cyc. Corps
1917 Jun 20. Commissioned in KOYLI
1920 Sep 2. Retires receiving a gratuity. Lt
1920 Jul/Sep Married in Plymouth to Gertrude L Huxtable (she married as Gertrude L Ingerson in Oct/Dec 1916 to Ronald G Huxtable in Barnstable, he died in 1917). His sister Maude Selina Rawlings ( born in Dublin about December 1897), married at St Anne's, South Lambeth on 25 August 1920, giving her home address as 33 Coronation Buildings, and Charles Henry Rawlings, Clerk as her father. One of the Charles Henrys signed as witness.
1921 Jan 5. Joined ADRIC with service no 1454. Posted to N Coy
1921 Jan 11 Asst CQM
1921 Aug 31. Appointed CQM and Section Leader
1922 Jan 23. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1939 Register. Living at Dromore Westpole Avenue , Southgate M.B., Middlesex, with wife Gertrude. He is a Schools Enquiry Officer
1939 Oct 26. Lt in Pioneer Corps
Running a POW Camp near Liverpool
1947 Sep 30. Pioneer Corps. War Subs Major CH Rawlings (111059 ) Reached the age limit for Reserve of Officers. Retired as Lt Col.
1971 Mar Died at Hendon