Edward Atherstone Walmisley

1887 Nov 4. Born 7 King's Terrace, Southsea

1891 census at Portsea, Hants

1901 census at a Boarding School at Trafalgar House, Crofton, Fareham, Hampshire, England

1906 Jun 15 Arrives in Canada from UK. He is a "farm labourer"

1909 Feb 21. Arrives in USA from UK. He is an Architect in transit to Canada

1912 Mar 18 . Marriage to Violet Eola Robertson (Pritchard) . Age: 24 Portsmouth Register Office by licence

1912 Mar 28 Arrives in USA from UK . He is an Architect bound for Canada. His new wife is not with him

1914 Aug 15 Commissioned 2nd Lt in West Surrey Reg

1914 Dec 13. War Diary. In the trenches. Our working parties & some of ourselves (the Officers), came under a particularly unpleasant burst of machine gun fire today. We were to have left the trenches tomorrow but the B.G.C. has asked The Queens to stay in until the 15th so that we can carry out an attack on part of the enemy's line on the night of the 14th December 1914. Owing to the machine gun fire & particularly severe sniping, no more work could be carried out in communication trenches today. Strength - 19 Officers & 937 Other Ranks. 2nd Lieutenant Butterworth to Hospital. 2nd Lieutenants A.E. Walmsley & R.H. O'Brien joined. 6 men to Hospital. 1 man from Hospital.

1914 Dec 19 At daybreak Germans were seen beckoning to our men to come out & collect the wounded & bury the dead. Several of our Officers, including the Medical Officer & 30 men went out. About 50 Germans & 10 German Officers also came out & there was a local armistice. A sniper on our right killed one Officer of the South Staffords & one of our men but there was no firing from our front. The Germans buried a lot of our dead & we collected wounded, some of whom were taken into the German trenches & others into ours. As our dead & wounded were mostly near the German wire the enemy took possession of their rifles etc. Our Officers conversed with the German Officers & unfortunately two of our Officers, 2nd Lieutenant Rought & 2nd Lieutenant Walmisley were enticed into the German trenches & taken prisoner, so also were 7 stretcher bearers. These Officers & men were not missed until after the armistice. The local armistice was brought to a suden close owing to one of our guns shelling the enemy's trenches. Our losses were: Queens 'C' Company - Captain Fearon - Wounded. Queens 'D' Company - Captain Lee - Wounded. Queens 'C' Company - Lieutenant Allan - Wounded. Queens 'C' Company - 2nd Lieutenant Butterworth - Wounded. Queens 'D' Company - 2nd Lieutenant Ramsay - Killed. Queens 'C' Company - 2nd Lieutenant Rought - Captured. Queens 'D' Company - 2nd Lieutenant Walmisley - Captured. NCO's & Men - 27 Killed. NCO's & Men - 16 Missing. NCO's & Men - 39 Wounded. NCO's & Men - 7 Captured. Total = 8 Officers & 89 Other Ranks. 9 to Hospital. 2 to Prison. Strength - 14 Officers & 865 Other Ranks.

1914 Dec 26. The Queens in trenches on Boxing Day. The armistice re-commenced as arranged at 0900 hours. A large number of German Staff Officers appeared during the day, all were immaculately dressed without a speck of mud on them, mostly in fur lined coats. They furnished us with a list of British Officers lately taken prisoner and asked that their relatives might be informed. They also promised to try and obtain the release of 2nd Lieutenants Rought & Walmisley, who had been taken prisoner during the armistice on the 19th instant.

1916 Apr 21. Promoted Lt

1917 May 5. Promoted Capt.

1917 Sep 11. Repatriated

1918 Mar 28 Seconded to RAF

1918 Jul 30 Relinquishes RAF commission on ceasing to be employed.

1920 Apr 1. Relinquishes his commission as Capt in West Surrey Regt. Gazetted out as Capt

1920 May 27 Essex rat catcher. He was released from his contract at his own request in early 1921

1921 Jan 26 Joined ADRIC with service no 1601. Posted to O Coy

1921 Feb 4, Posted to H Coy

Fined 2 days pay by Coy Commander

1922 Jan 19. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 29. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Sergeant

1924 Nov 1. Leaves UK for Tanzanyika. He is with Crown Agents

1927 May 26. Arrives in UK from Dar es Salaam. He is an Architect living in Tanganyika

1940 Mar 4. R. Capt . Edward Atherstone WALMISLEY (123382) , late The Queen's R. , to be Lt .

1941 Dec 24. Capt E A Walmisley transferred to Pioneer Corps

1949 Nov 21. Arrives USA from UK. Tourist class with a re-entry permit

1952 Became a naturalised US Citizen

1988 Died Laguna Beach, California aged 101 (Cn california Death Index, with right birth date and mother)

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