Lt. William Ackland, MGC

1886 Sep 30. Born Chichester, Sussex

1891 census at Chichester Barracks, New Broyle Road

1900 Dec 27 Attested for ASC aged 14 years and 2 months. Signs up for 12 years. His father is Joseph Robert Ackland of The Barracks, Chichester. His older brother was Alfred Robert Ackland, and his younger brother Bertie Henry Ackland.

1901 census William Ackland is a Trumpeter aged 15, born Chichester, Sussex. He is serving in ASC and is in Barracks at Woolwich

1905 Dec 5. Appointed L/Cpl

1908 Sep 16. Promoted Cpl.

1911 census with the ASC in Longford, Ireland

1912 Marriage Name Willie Ackland Event Type Marriage Event Date Jan - Mar 1912 Event Place Longford, Ireland Registration Quarter and Year Jan - Mar 1912 Registration District Longford. Her father was in RIC, stationed at Longford

1913 Jan 11. Discharged. He spent his entire 12 years service in the UK

1916 Aug 5. Machine Gun Corps. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.) : — William Ackland

He had 3 children born in Belfast (in the last in 1921 he is in Traleein ADRIC) The mother is Elsie, nee Byrne. A further 2 were born in Birminingham in 1923 and 1928

1918 Feb 5. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lts.: — W. Ackland.

1920 Apr 29. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Temp. Lt. W. Ackland relinquishes his commission on completion of service and retains the rank of Lt. Temp.

1920 Nov 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 989. Posted to H Coy

1921 Jul 15 to 31 Jul on Leave

1921 Oct 24 to 23 Nov on Leave

1921 Aug 16. Re-engaged

1922 Jan 14 Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Registry He is William Ackland born 30 Sep 1886 and , Civil Service Clerk living at 49 Croydon Road , Birmingham with his wife Mary E. He is an Emergency Reserve Officer

1951 died Birmingham aged 65