William Cheeseman QSA, Middlesex Regt


1881 Feb 17. Born St Pancras, London

1881 census at 12 Lower Arthur St , Hackney

1888 Apr 16 Entered school in London

1891 census He and his brother Frederick were at St Pancras Industrial School, Leavesden. Its full title was " St. Pancras Industrial School, and Refuge for Destitute Boys," This was a school for 500 pauper children from London. Which sort of ties in with family word saying that William was possibly orphaned or abandoned at an early age and was taken to Southend in a "boat for orphans".

1898 Nov 4. Enlisted in Middlesex Militia. He was a Porter of 16 Sheldon St. London. He went on to serve as a Sgt in Militia in South Africa. Unit: 5 The Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) Battalion, Rank: Sergeant, Number: 792

1902 Nov 7. Enlisted in Middlesex Regt

1904 Nov 8. Married Mary Teresa Joyce in Dublin

1911 census his wife is at Maida Barracks Part Area 8), Stanhope Lines, Aldershot

1917 Jun 27. The undermentioned Wt. and N.C.O.s to be 2nd Lts - Midd'x. R. — Co. Serjt.-Maj. William Cheeseman.

1917 Nov 4. Evacuated to UK. Wounded by gas shell. He is living at Station Villas, Mill Hill.

1919 Jan 19. Midd'x JR. — 2nd Lt. W. Cheeseman retires, receiving a gratuity. £1500

1920 Sep 22 Two months in prison for living off immoral earnings

1920 Nov 24 Joined ADRIC with service no 1102. Posted to K Coy

1921 Mar 19 Posted to H Coy

1921 May 12. Posted to R Coy and promoted Section Leader

1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1937 His son marries and his profession is Master Decorator

1939 Register he is a Decorator living with his wife Marie T at 20 Brookfield Avenue , Hendon M.B., Middlesex,

1961 Reunion


1961 Oct/Dec Died Hendon, M'sex


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