Edmund Finnis Richard Church, QSA, London Reg


1875 Oct 14 . Born Kensington, London

1881 census at 37, Addison Gdns N, Kensington

1891 census at 7 Holland Park Garden, Kensington, London,

Attended Winchester School

1898. Trooper in Matabele Mounted Police

1901 Mar 9 . Imperial Yeomanry. A trooper in B Squadron Loch's Horse. The undermentioned Second Lieutenants are granted the temporary rank of Second Lieutenant in the Army whilst serving with the Imperial Yeomanry :— E F R Church

The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal The King's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902

1901 Jun 10. 22nd Battalion, The undermentioned Second Lieutenants, from Unattached, to be Lieutenants, with the temporary rank of Lieutenant in the Army : — E. F. R. Church. .

1901 Sep 15 Discharged from hospital back to duty

1902 Apr 17. Imperial Yeomanry. The undermentioned Officers resign their Commissions, -and are granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant in the Army, with permission to wear the uniform of the Corps:—; Lieutenant. E. F. R. Church. The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal The Kings's South Africa (KSA) Medal Clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902

1903 Dec 8 Married to Mary Jane Bailey . 8 Dec 1903 • Pietermaritzburg Church, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa by special licence, Edmund Finnis Richard Church, eldest son of Edmund Church Esq. to May Carne Bailey, youngest daughter of Mr. Jesse Bailey - taken from 'The Western Mail'.

1911 census at 57 Gordon Road, Blackwood, Bedwellty, Wales - Horse Dealer

1914 Aug 20. Enlisted in Welsh Horse. Living at 20 Grange Sq, Port Talbot.

1914 Oct 5 Discharged medically unfit

1915 Jul 21. Infantry. Captain Edmund F. R. Church, from the 25th (County of London) Cyclist Battalion, The London Regiment, to be Captain.

He served in 25th London Regt. The 25th London Cyclists WW1 service was undertaken in India and the North West Frontier. In 1917 they participated in the Waziristan Campaign.  In 1919 they helped quell the Amritsar uprising, and participated in the 3rd Afghan War. In 1917, 200 of the 1/25th left India and fought in Mesopotamia. Most of the Battalion did not return to the UK until Dec 1919. Some members of the 2/25th served in France attached to other regiments.

1917 Aug 19 . London Regt.— Capt. E. F. R. Church, from T.F.R., to be Capt.

1921 Dec 5. Relinquishes his commission 25th Bn., Lond. R. Capt. E. F. R. Church.

1921 Apr 25 Joined ADRIC with service no 1920. Posted to L Coy

1921 Dec 6. Suspended

1921 Dec 12. Permitted to resign on disciplinary grounds

1922 Oct 12. Left for S America, Chile

1923 May 12 . Captain Church - arrived London from River Plate,South America aboard the 'Highland Warrior' - occupation - Tutor - Address 53 Goldhurst Terrace, London NW

1933 May Living at Cranleigh, Sunningdale, England. Retired riding school proprietor - taken from wife's probate record

1939 Register. A retired Army Officer living at .Shewood Stanley Road , Herne Bay U.D., Kent,

1953 Sep 29. Died in Kent aged 77