Lt Herbert George Traylen QSA

1885 Feb 22. Born Lymington, Hampshire, England

1891 census at 1, New Park Street, St Mary, Devizes

1900 Joined Wiltshire Reg. aged 15 years old

1900-01-02-03 South Africa for Boer Campaign

1903 General service back in England

1906-1910 India Campaigns with regiment

1910-13 General Service back in South Africa

1911 census at 1st Battn Wiltshire Regiment, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa He is also given as a

1912 Dec 26 Married in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to Ethel Eileen Pleass

1914 Aug 14. Landed in France

1914 Feb 17. A son Herbert Louis Traylen born Andover Down, Hampshire

1915 - 1916 in Salonika

1916 Egypt

1917 Jan 11 Commissioned in Salonika

1918 Jul 11. 2nd Lt to be Lt. Wilts.R.—H. G. Traylen

1918 Aug 16. Wilts. R.— 2nd Lt. H. G. Traylen is placed on the h.p. list on account of ill-health contracted on active service. Malaria.

1918 Aug 16. 2nd Lt. H. G. Traylen, h.p. List, retires on ret. pay on account of ill-health contracted on active service.

When he was discharged after returning from Salonica he was employed for six months as a clerk with RASC, then his time was devoted to Ex-service men and women as Chairman of the local branch, then ran as Councillor for the local borough, represented the Wilts Naval and Military War Pensions Committee

1920 Feb 25. Letter written as an application for the post of General Secretary National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers

1920 Oct 18. Joined ADRIC with service no 764. Posted to G Coy in Clare. Section Leader,

1920 Dec 15 to 19 Dec on Leave

1921 Mar 16 Promoted Platoon Commander

1921 May 6. Sick Leave and on sick leave until his discharge

1921 May 19. Posted to Depot Reverted to T/Cadet

1921 Jun 10. Discharged medically unfit - not due to RIC service

After this he ended up in Bath as a tobacconist and died at Timsbury after a long illness.

1925 Dec 4 Died Timsbury, Hampshire, England