Harold Ernest Watkins


The alphabetic register has him as "Capt".

There is a Hugh Evelyn Watkins however he was gazetted out as Major

There is a Harold Ernest Watkins who never made Capt, he resigned his commission as a 2nd Lt and re-enlisted. The more likely recruit to ADRIC is this man. His service record as an OR is on FmP

1886 Jun 29. Born Acton. Son of Charles Morris Watkins and Jane Anne Morris. His father was a clerk in Bank of England (from sisters birth cert)

1901 census at school at Kempston, Beds. The school reg gives his home as 8 Stockwell Cres, Lambeth

1911 census at 1 Morpeth Mansions, Westminster

1911 Aug 17. Married Phyllis Kate Brown in in Pimlico. Children born 1912 and 1914

1914 Sep Enlistedin Coldsteam Guards

1915 Apr 27 Landed in France

1915 May 12. Commissioned R Warwick Regt

1916 Jun 22. R. War, Regt. Temp. 2nd Lt. H. E. Watkins is dismissed the Service by sentence of a General Court - Martial

1916 Jul 7 Re- Enlisted in Coldstream Guards, He was living at 10 Graemesdyke Av, East Sheen. He was a Stock Exchange Clerk

1916 Aug 26. Posted to France

1918 Dec 29. Posted back to UK.

1920 Dec 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 1198. Posted to L Coy

1921 Oct 21 to 10 Nov Suspended

1922 Jan 20. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register Living at 1 Graemesdyke Avenue , Barnes M.B., Surrey,with wife Phyllis. He is a Stockbrokers Clerk

1975 Died Dorset