Harry Bjorkman, QSA, Royal Horse Guards


1882 Feb 22. Born Malaga, Spain (IGI) son of Charles Edward Bjorkman & Margaret Bjorkman. His father appears to have been the man who naturalised to Birchman in 1899. Naturalisation Certificate: Charles Edward Bjorkman (known as Charles Edward Birchman). From Russia. Resident in Liverpool. Certificate A10981 issued 22 June 1899. His father changed his name as can be seen on his Masters certificate application, and later went to the USA

1900 Feb 24. Enlisted in Imperial Yeomanry

1901 Jan 18. Arrived South Africa

1901 Apr 4. Discharged Imperial Yeomanry

1914 Aug 27. Re-enlisted West Kent Yeomanry

1915 Apr 1. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Harry Bjorkman

1916 Jan 2. On a list of wounded

1916 Sep 9 . The undermentioned are appointed to the Household Bn. in the order of precedence as shown whilst serving therein. Temp. Lt. H. Bjorkman, from Res. Regt., R.H. Gds. Temp. Capt

1916 Sep 9. Temp. Capt. H. Bjorkman, from Res. Household Bn., to be temp. Capt., with seniority from 9th Sept. 1916.

1916 Nov 8. THE RESERVE HOUSEHOLD BATTALION. Temp. Lt. (temp. Capt.) H. Bjorkman is transfd. from The Household Battalion, and retains the temp, rank of Capt. whilst serving with this Res. Bn. 8th Nov. 1916.

1918 Sep 1. Res. Regts. of Household Cav.—Temp. Capt. H. Bjorkman relinquishes his commn. on account of ill-health contracted on active service, and is granted the hon. rank of Capt. The address appears to be a boarding house

1920 Nov 10. Joined ADRIC with service no 1004. Posted to H Coy.

Hannafin Papers. Mikey Joe Hannafin – Intelligence officer No 1 Brigade “ I became very friendly with one of the Aux. his name was Bjorkman, he always gave me information about when they were going to have a round up in the town. I remember one saturday he told me they were on the look out for Tom Clifford. Clifford was in town that day and Iwas able to get word to him and get him out of town." It is difficlt to know Bjorkman's motives for passing on this sort of information - be they benign or malign

1921 Jul 2. An incident at Ardfert Station. 3 Constabulary medals awarded.

1921 Jul 2. Posted to Depot. His ADRIC register entry say against this date "Platoon Commander on command". He was presumably on his way to Dublin to be assessed for a permanent cadetship, but in the end was never to get that position in RIC

1921 Sep 15. Posted to O Coy

1921 Sep 27 Admitted to Cork Hospital. Constabulary Medal

1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1929 Jul/Sep Married in Steyning, Sussex to Florence M Ball

1931 Aug 19 • Old Shoreham, Sussex, England His wife seeks a separation order for Persistant cruelty and neglect. The case is postponed "sine die"

1939 Registry Living at 40 Cross Road , Southwick. He is a retired army officer with a disability pension. He has accounting experience.

1956 Feb 11 Died Shoreham , Sussex