Lt Archibald William Crees

1890 Oct 8 Born Shepton Mallet, Somerset

1891 census at Paradise Farm, Emborough

1901 census at Ivy's Farm, Cold Ashton

1911 census at Nitts Farm Chilcompton Shatton - on - the - Fosse Bath

1907 Sep 17 Enlists in RGA

1908 Feb 12 Posted to Malta

1908 Jul 4 Buys himself out for £18. And returns to UK

1915 Jul/Sep Married in Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire to Eleanor M Jacson

1915 Sep 8. The Durham Light Infantry. Serjeant Archibald William Crees, from the North Somerset Yeomanry, to be Second Lieutenant.

1915 Sep 8. Archibald W. Crees to be temporary Lieutenant.

1916 Jul 14. Durham L.I. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lts. — A. W. Crees.

1917 Jul 1. 2nd Lt. A. W. Crees to be Lt. next below Lt. W. A. Campbell, and to remain seconded.

1917 Aug 12. DLI. The undermentioned officers relinquish their temp. rank. 2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) A. W. Crees, and to remain seconded.

1917 Nov 29. ARMY SERVICE CORPS. Lt. Archibald William Crees, from D.L.I., to be Lt.

1917 Dec 27. Works Battalions. Durh. L.I. Lt. A. W. Crees (Durh. L.I., T.F.) ceases to be empld. with a Bn.

1921 Dec 19. Relinquishes his commission and granted rank Lt, Lt A W Crees. RASC. 50th (North'n) Divl. Train

1921 Mar 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 1809. Posted to C Coy

1921 Apr 2. Posted to Q Coy

1921 May 23 Promoted Section Leader

1921 May 27 Raids with Q Coy

1921 Sep 13. Promoted 2nd in Command Q Coy

1921 Nov 20 Promoted to Coy Commander of H Coy

1922 Jan Appears to still be serving on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 May 25. GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH. commissions as Flying Officers in RAF . Archibald William CREES.

RAF Record

1927 May 25. The undermentioned Flying Officers are transferred to the Reserve, Class C,:— Archibald William CREES.

1939 May 25. Flying Officer Archibald William CREES relinquishes his commission on completion of service and is permitted to retain his rank.

1939 Sep 1. Flying Officer Archibald William CREES (15240) The undermentioned are granted commissions as Flight Lieutenants with effect from 1st Sept. 1939

1942 Armed forces marriage in Canada to Marianne Clarke-Allen

1947 Nov 1. The undermentioned relinquish the temporary rank of Squadron Leader: —Flight Lieutenants (substantive): — A. W. CREES (15240)

1977 Feb 26 Died at Naples, Collier, Florida, United States of America age 86