Lt Gerald Victor Haldane Unwin MC

1897 Jun 20. Born Sussex

1901 census at Wokingham Berks

1915 Aug 9. Enlisted in RFA. He was an Assistant Schoolmaster

1915 Nov 1. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1917 Jul 1. Promoted Lt

1917 Jul 21. Landed in Egypt

1918 Apr 3. Seconded to MGC

1918 Jul 18 MC Gazetted. Lt . Gerald Haldane Unwin, Yeo. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty . Acting as brigade galloper, he, on two occasions, went forward , with great coolness and indifference to danger, to reconnoitre the village for machine guns

1920 Sep 10. joined ADRIC with service no. 528. Posted to K Coy.

1920 Dec 28. Promoted Section Leader.

1921 Jan 8. Promoted Platoon Commander

1921 Mar 26 Posted to Depot Coy

1921 May 27 Raids with R Coy

1921 Jul 2. Posted to R Coy Promoted 2nd in Command

1921 Aug 27 to 5 Sep on Leave

1921 Dec 31 to 12 Jan 1922 on Leave

1921 Sep 3. Gazetted out of Army as Lt

1922 Jan 27 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1925 Sep 12. 99th (Bucks and Berks Yeo.) Field Bde.—Lt. Gerald Haldane Unwin, M.C., ceases to hold a commn. in the T.A. for failing to comply with military regulations.

1931 Married Lucy M Bidlake at Wirral, Cheshire. Lucy Mary (familiarly known as Molly) married Gerald Victor Haldane Unwin (1897-1976) at Neston with the wedding ceremony being conducted by Walter Bidlake as he was the vicar of Neston at the time.

1939 Living in West Lancs

1941 Oct 1. Commissioned 2nd Lt. Gerald Victor Haldane UNWIN, M.C. (2706) , late Lt. T.A

1939 Register. He is a waxed paper salesman living with wife Lucy M at Holt House, Holt Grove , West Lancashire R.D., Lancashire

1976 Dec 31. Died Wokingham, Berks

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