2nd. Lt Francis Stafford Stafford MC & bar, CdeG

1892 Sep 29. Born Camberwell, London

1901 census 28, High Street, Bedford Western Ward St Paul, Bedford

1911 census at 66 Nigel Road Forest Gate E

1915 Feb 21. Lands in France

1918 Jul 31 Commissioned 2nd Lt

1919 Mar 8. MC Gazetted to T.2nd Lt. Francis Stafford Stafford, Shrops. L.I., attd. l/4th Bn; Ches. R., T.F.

1919 Mar 8. His MC bar was gazetted in same gazette

1919 Jun 18 C de G Gazetted

1919 Sep 14. Relinquishes his commission and retains rank of 2nd Lt.

1919 Oct 3. MC Citation gazetted. T.2nd Lt. Francis Stafford Stafford, Shrops. L.I , attd . l/4t h Bn., Ches. R , T.F. I n the operations near Meninon 17t h October, 1918, h e led his platoon and others round him with great gallantry up to the farthest point reached by the battalion on the north side of the Gheluwe-Menin road. He maintained himself there for about six hours with a small party under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. He shot two enemy machine-gunners who were mounting a gun. Throughout he showed splendid determination an endurance

1919 Oct 3. Citation for MC bar gazetted T.2nd/Lt. Francis Stafford Stafford, M.C., Shrops. L.I., attd . l/4t h Bn., Ches. R., T.F. During the action on 25th October, 1918, near Moen, after his company commander had been wounded, he led his company forward with fine courage and dash, although his left flank was exposed. It was entirely due to him that his company reached its final objective, some 7,000 yards from the start, and consolidated their exposed posts in the immediate presence of the enemy under heavy shell and machine-gun fire

1921 Feb 16 Joined ADRIC with service no 1688. Posted to J Coy.

1921 Jul/Sep Married in West Ham, Essex to Hilda Janet Rowell

1922 Jan. Appears to still be serving on demobilisation of ADRIC

1926 Mar 5. He gets a job in Lord Chancellor's Department: as Assistant Bailiff in County Courts,

1939 Register Living with wife Hilda at 29 Warkworth Road , Tottenham M.B., Middlesex. Civil Servant, county court bailiff

1954 Mar 3. Died Middlesex aged 61

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