Lt Claude Edward Alban Lockyer Williams M.C. Yorks & Lancs

1891 Aug 26. Born Clapham, London.

He returns from Canada in 1916, so must have gone with whole family when he was a child. I cannot find them in 1901 or 1911 UK censuses. See below his card from Palestine shows he was in Canada Ploice

1916 Jun 18. Arrives UK from Canada, a policeman, UK address 13 Spencer Hill , Wimbledon.

1917 Sep 26. Commissioned 2nd Lt . Claude Edward Alban Lockyer Williams in E Lancs Regt

1918 Jul 25. Married in London to Ethel Louisa Jane Stephenson

1918 Jan 3 Transferred to York & Lanc. R.—C. E. A. L. Williams (from E. Lan. R..).

1919 Mar 26. York & Lanc Regt. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lts.: C. E. A. L. Williams, M.C.

1919 Oct 25. Lt. C. E. A. L. Williams, M.C., relinquishes his commission on completion of service and retains the rank of Lt.

1920 Aug 12 Joined ADRIC with service no 278. Posted to L Coy

1920 Nov 28 Promoted Section Leader

1920 Dec 9 Promoted Platoon Commander

1920 Dec 20 Posted to E Coy. Promoted DI2

1921 Feb 1 to Feb 14 on Leave

1921 Apr 27. Posted to J Coy. 2nd in Command

1921 May 28. Promoted Coy Commander J Coy

Twohig in Green Tears refers to him as "pockface, disturbingly beady eyes, a long semitic nose and a "tongue that savoured strongly of the guard-room - a not very prepossessing appearance for a not very lovable character"

1921 Jul 18 to 3 Aug on Leave

1922 Jan 29 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 21. Joined British Gendarmerie of Palestine Police as a Major

1923 in Palestine

1925 Dec 5. Appointed probationer Constable in Folkestone

1926 Apr 10. Appointed a PC in Folkestone - a bit of a come down in the world.

1928 Aug 4 Appointed a Detective Constable at Folkestone

1932 Apr 24. A colonial police officer, arrives UK from Bermuda. UK address is 115 Chart Rd, Folkestone, Kent

1940 May 19 Died CWGC. Buried Esquelmes War Cemetery in Belgium . RA. 817 Searchlight Regt. attd. The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Son of Edward Alban Williams and Jessie Elizabeth Williams, of Balham, London; husband of Ethel L. J. Williams, of Clapham, London. He was a 2nd Lt