Lt Cecil Henry James Caudell MC, Essex Regt

1894 Sep 10. Born Brentford, Middlesex.

1901 census at 2 Castle Rd, Isleworth

1910 enlisted. When commissioned he had been in ranks for 7 years and 147 days

1911 census at Aldershot, serving as a boy in RAMC.

1914 Oct 9 . Served in France

1917 Oct 8 to 7 Sep 1918 posted back to UK. To Cadet Battalion.

1918 Feb 27. The undermentioned Wt. and N.C.Os., from a Cadet Bn., to be 2nd Lts. : —Essex R.— Corpl. Cecil Henry James Caudell, from R.A.M.C.

1918 May 15 Married to Constance Ellen Morgan at Addiscombe, St Mary Magdalene, Surrey

1918 Sep 7 to 9 Oct 1918. Back in France Wounded MC. Posted back to UK.

1918 Oct 8 He won his MC (Gazetted1919 Jul 30.) "2nd Lt. Cecil Henry James Caudell, 1st Bn. Essex R. On October 8th, 1918, at Belaise Farm, when leading his platoon forward to the jumping-off place, he encountered strong opposition from an enemy strong point established in the farm. He at once organised an attack and captured the strong point, together with over thirty prisoners. Then he rapidly reorganised his platoon, and led them forward to the prearranged attack. His prompt courage and initiative in clearing this strong point made possible the advance of the battalion to this attack.

He is reported as wounded in Chelmsford Chronicle of 1 Nov 1918

1919 Aug 27. 2nd Lt to be Lt. Essex R.— Essex Regt. C. H. J. Caudell, M.C.

1920 Jun 8. Essex R.— Lt. C. H. J. Caudell, M.C., retires, receiving a gratuity.

1920 Aug 20. Joined ADRIC with service no 280 Posted to N Coy .

1920 Oct 14.On a raid with A Coy as a T/Cadet

1920 Dec 16 Promoted Section Leader

1921 Jan 1. Promoted Platoon Commander

1921 Jan 31. Inquest on death of Mrs Freeman in Barlow Terrace Raid. He was in charge of the detachment of N Coy that carries out this raid.

1921 Feb 14 Reverted to T/Cadet after Trim Looting. He must have been considered one of the ring leaders from the beginning

1921 Jun 7. Struck off as a result of conviction by General Court Martial. Trim Looting

1921 Jul . In Mountjoy Prison C H J Caudell, T Spencer, A Richardson, R B Cox, and R Mountford. are all as a result of Trim Looting

1921 Jul 3. C H J Caudell M.C. is removed "the King having no further occasion for his services"

1933. Mr C H J Caudell MC, west district foreman, Hull Corporation Highways Department, mentioned in the Hull Daily Mail

1935 Jail

1939 Register in Birmingham. Married, but wife not there. "Navvy Ganger Building Trade"

1941 Dec 30. With reference to the notice in the London Gazette dated 13th Jan. 1922, the Army Council, by Authority of the Royal Warrant dated 5th Feb. 1931, have directed that the Military Cross be restored to Cecil Henry James Caudell, and that his name be replaced on the register of the Military Cross. His MIC indicates that he was a WO1 in WW2

1960 Jan/Mar Died Birmingham aged 65