Capt. William Edwin Waitt

1894 Dec 14. Born Trincomali, Ceylon Forces birth registration

1901 census at Gillingham Kent,

1910 Nov 2. Enlists in Kent Cyclists Battalion. He serves in UK till posted to India

1911 census at Chatham, Kent. Coach Makers Arms, 335 High Street, Chatham

1916 Feb 8 Posted to India

1917 Oct 5.Commissioned 2nd Lt in Indian Army

1918 Aug 17. 72nd Punjabis. 2nd Lieut. W. E. Waitt, attd., to be actg. Capt. (with pay and allcs. as for a Lieut.) while holding the appt. of Adjt.

1920 Nov 15 Joined ADRIC with service no 1047. Posted to I Coy. Section Leader. His father lives at 43 Cavendish Av, Gillingham

1921 Jan 12 Promoted Platoon Commander I Coy

1921 Jan 21 . Married in Anglesey to Bertha Lilian Gamblin (1896–1979)

1921 Feb 20. Was one of the targets in the Phipsboro grenade attack and later gave evidence at the trial of John Shandley linking him to the attack

1921 May 13 On raids in Dublin

1921 May 21 Promoted 2nd in Command I Coy

1921 Jul 15 to 28 on Leave

1921 Nov 15 Posted to D Coy. Company commander D Coy

1921 Sep 1. The KING has approved the relinquishment of their temp, cominns. in the Ind. Army on completion of service by the undermentioned officers, and the grant or the retention of rank as.shown below:— Lieutenants, and are granted the rank of Captain,. W. E. Waitt,

1922 Feb 1 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register Living at 39 Barnsole Road , Gillingham with his mother & father. He is a Newsagent

1965 Sep 8. Died Chatham, Kent. aged 70

 

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