Lt. Donald Herbert Betts, Berks

1896 Jan 15. Born Norwich

1901 census at 17, St Julian Street, Norwich

1911 census at 17 St Julian Street Thorn Lane Norwich

1917 Oct 30 Commissioned . The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.). R Berks Regt. Donald Herbert Betts

1919 Nov 10. R. Berks. R. Temp. Lt. D. H. Betts relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.

1921 Mar 2. Joined ADRIC with service no. 1775. Posted to J Coy

1921 May 12 - 1921 May 25 Medical Leave

1921 May 21 Posted to R Coy

1921 Jul 31. Admitted to Stevens Hospital

1921 Aug 18. Discharged Stevens Hospital

1921 Nov 24 to Nov 30. Suspended

1922 Jan Discharged at demobilisation on ADRIC

1923 Apr 2. Arrives from UK at Portland, Maine, USA. With his wife Antoinette Juliette (nee Williams or Cranfield-Williams). (she was born Dublin,) I cannot find the marriage in either British or Irish GRO, it could have been in Belfast after partition.

1923 Jun 20 Crosses from US to Canada. He intends living in Canada

1928 Aug 6 Crosses from Canada to USA intending to reside there.

1930 census at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA

1936 May 3. Arrives in UK from Canada. He is an Engineer living in USA

1939. Arrived in Cape town

1939 Register living with wife Antoinette at 19 Woodland Avenue, Coventry. He is an automotive engineer

1944 Jan 13 Gazetted seems to be MID

1945 Apr 19. Gazetted MBE to 193422V Temp Major. Betts, Donald Herbert in South African Forces in Italy

1955 He is living in Port Elizabeth, S Africa

1961 May 6. his wife Antoinette born 30 Jan 1906 in Dublin , died in Durban

1962 Jun 9 married to Phyllis Margaret Walker at Umgungundlovu, Natal, South Africa

 

 

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