Capt Frederick Claude Waller

His signature at Webb's Court Martial in 1921 and at his wedding in 1922 - I believe it is the same man

It has been quite a voyage to find this man. He turned up "without papers" and was enrolled as C Waller in ADRIC, but eventually I found him in RIC register as Frederick C Waller with a date of birth as 28 Jul 1887 in London. I looked at the following possible men

1887 Jul 28. Born Wandsworth London. His parents marriage cert gave his father as a Manufacturer

1891 census Living at 11 Stanhope Rd, Streatham, London

1898 Jan 12. His parents divorced, date of decree Nisi. Adultery and cruelty cited.

1901 census. A boarder at Emmanuel School Wandsworth Common

1914 Sept 16 Commissioned 2nd Lt in KOSB

1914 Oct 1. Promoted Lt

1918 Aug 28. Appointed to DETENTION BARRACKS. The undermentioned temp. appt. is made:— 2nd Class Commandant.—Temp. Capt. F. C. Waller, K.O. Sco. Bord.

1920 Jul 9. Arrives UK from Colombo. He is a Planter, last resident in Borneo

1920 Dec 17. Joined ADRIC with service no 1279. In command of Depot Coy (effective 21 Dec 1920 and with grading of DI1 )

1921 Jul 2. Relinquished Command of Depot Coy

1921 Jul 4. Was discharged medically unfit (not due to ADRIC service). He was on medical leave (without pay or allowances) from 4 Jul 1921 to 13 Sep 1921 and the termination to 4th Jul seems to have been backdated.

1922 Sep 22. Married at Bourne St Thomas Surrey

1931 Jan 30. Travels 1st Class to Capetown. He is a Secretary living at 129 Gloucester Terrce , London W2

1936 Jan 22 Applies for liquor license Lodge Hill Hotel. the house then became the property of Captain Waller at this time. The purchase of land from the Leconfield Estate extended the grounds westward and Captain Waller, and a business associate Mr. Chorley, obtained financial backing from the Earl of Iveagh and formed a company known as the Lodge Hill Estate Limited. Watersfield Towers opened its doors as a country hotel. With the outbreak of the World War II in 1939, the house, together with its thirty acres of land, was requisitioned by West Sussex County Council due to its outlook which extends over 40 miles. The hotel became the headquarters of the mobile A.R.P. Reserve and served as such until 1945. Waller was dead by then

1936 Sep 11. Travels from UK to Malta. Travels alone

1938 Feb 25 Leaves UK for Lisbon . Travels alone

1938 Mar 21. Arrives back in UK from Lisbon. Travels alone

1939 Register. Living at Hoelands Farms , Petworth R.D., Sussex, He is a Hotel Proprietor. Wife Winifred Joan Waller

1944 Nov 10 Died