Lt Frederick Hector Stewart David

1900 Mar 23. Born Narayangang, Eastern Bengal, India. Son of Thomas Carmichael David and Flora Sarah Steward (he gives 23 Jul 1898 on enlisting to appear older, the date of 23 Mar 1900 is the correct one from the family). His father was in Indian Army

1910 Jul to Jul 1915 Student at King Edward VI Grammar School at Saffron Walden

1915 Dec 1. Enlisted in Royal Naval Division as a Boy, then went on to RNAS and then RAF


1918 Apr 1. Infantry , to be 2nd Lt Frederick Hector Stewart David, R.A.F. 16th Jan. 1919, but to rank from 1st Apr. 1918 (he had originally been commissioned in RNAS)

1918 Nov 6. Frederick Hector Stewart David, late 2nd Lt., R.A.F., to be temp. 2nd Lt., Gen. List, for service with Ind. Army Res. of Off. (on prob.). 6th Nov. 1918, with seniority from 1st Apr. 1918

1920 Oct 25. Joins ADRIC with service no 852. Posted to I Coy. Roll says 25th Punjabi

1920 Dec 18 to 1 Jan 1921 on Leave

1921 Jan 16 Posted to Depot

1921 Feb 4. Posted to O Coy. Section Leader

Fined £1 and 10/- by Coy Commander

1921 Jul 18 to 31 on Leave

1921 Sep 12. Reverts to T/Cadet.

1921 Sep 12. Admitted Cork Military Hospital

1921 Oct 3. Discharged Cork Hospital

1922 Jan 16. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 May 1. Relinquishes his commission in Indian and retains the rank of Lt

1922 Jul 5 to 20 Mar 1924 . Platoon Commander in Ulster Special Constabulary

1922 Oct/Dec Marries to Beryl B W Backler in Linton, Cambridgeshire. Beryl was one of the so called 'Jewel Sisters' as her and her sisters were named after precious gems. Her sisters were Ruby, Emerald and Pearl.

1923 Apr 27. Joined Mountpottinger Masonic Lodge in Ulster. He is a District Inspector in the RUC

1923 Oct/Dec. Ivy David born Linton. Died 1923

1924 Mar 15. Pilot Officers on probation (for five years on the active list). Frederick Hector Stewart DAVID

1924 Sep 15. Confirmed in rank of Pilot Officer.

1925 Apr/Jun Julie BA David born Linton Died 2002

1925 Nov 15. The undermentioned Pilot Officers are promoted to the rank of Flying Officer:— Frederick Hector Stewart DAVID.

1928 Nov 21. Flying Officer F H S David relinquishes is short service commission due to ill health.

1930 Roy S David born Barrow on Soar, Leics. Died 2009

1939 Sep 1. RAF . The undermentioned are granted commissions as Flight Lieutenants :— Lt. Frederick Hector Stewart DAVID (75375)

1942 May 21. Fl. Lt. F. H. S. DAVID (75375) is dismissed the Service by sentence of General Court Martial.

1947 Apr/Jun his wife Beryl died Colchester. I assume they were estranged, given the birth of a child in 1944 to Winifred Yaxley

1948 Jul/Sep Married Winifred E Yaxley in London (they had 2 children David H S David b1944, and Mary Gale Stewart David born 1953)

1970 Oct 8. Died Kingston upon Thames, aged 70