Capt William Edward Wheeler DCM, Russian St George 1st class

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1885 Oct 14. Born Colchester, Essex

1891 census in Colchester

1901 census at Colchester

DCM Gazetted

1918 Mar 21. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 Aug 15. To be acting Capt while commanding a company.

1919 Oct 9. Gazetted out as Captain, Essex Regt

1920 Oct 26. Joined ADRIC with service no 863. Posted to Depot

1920 Dec 18 Promoted Section Leader

1921 Mar 28. Posted to F Coy

In the F Coy Football team

1921 Jul 12 to 26 Jul on Leave

1921 Aug 12 to 16 Aug on Leave

1921 Oct 14 to 27 Oct on Leave

1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

Married Georgina Denton

1935 Aug 4. Retires from Reserve of Officers having reached the age limit

He stayed in the UK enlisting into the Pioneer corps during WW2 only to be discharged in 1942 due to being unable to fulfil military fitness requirements. He was gassed in WW1 and this effected him for the rest of his life.

1948 In Colchester, inspected by Gen Ironside

1967 Dec 28 Died St Mary's Hospital, Colchester, Essex