Charles Benjamin Dolphin, RFC

1916 Photo - Aviators Cert

1897 Jan 8. Born Islington, London

1901 census at 15, Standard Street, Newington

1911 census at 73 Woodlands Road Ilford

1915 Feb 6. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants: Charles Benjamin Dolphin

1915 Jul 25. Lands in France

1916 Aug 29. British Aero Club Cert.

RAF record available online

1917 Feb 1. RFC The following appointment is made. Temp. 2nd Lt. C. B. Dolphin, A.S.C., and to be transfd. to Gen. Lis

1918 May 8 Tech Branch. Lt. C. B. Dolphin to be 2nd Lt. (Grade . A.), from (Ad.), and to be Hon. Lt.

1919 Aug 13. Transferred to unemployed list. Pilot Officer C. B. Dolphin.

1921 Jun 14 Joined ADRIC with service no 2059. Posted to A Coy

1921 Jul 16 Posted to Depot. Admin way of dealing with his time off sick.

1921 Jul 20 to 8 Aug 1921 in Stevens Hospital

1921 Aug 8 to 22 Sep 1921 On Medical leave

1921 Sep 24. Posted back to A Coy at the end of sick period

1921 Nov 26. Posted to C Coy

1922 Jan 13. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1924 Dec 26. Married in Notting Hill, London to Cecily Norah Lyons.

1927 Jan 6. Leaves UK for Beira, he is a buyer living in Nyasaland

1928 Sep 3. Arrives in UK . A tobacco planter living in Nyasaland

1928 Dec 13. Leaves UK for Beira, he is a planter living in Nyasaland

1929 May 21. Divorce. Divorce Court File: 4345. Appellant: Charles Benjamin Dolphin. Respondent: Cecily Norah Dolphin. Co-respondent: Lydston Granville Hornsted. Type: Husband's petition for divorce . Hornsted never did marry Cecily Norah Dolphin.

1930 Aug 26. Transits USA en route Canada to UK. He is a tobacco planter

1931 Apr 27 Leaves UK for Canada. A tobacco planter

1932 Nov 30. Leaves UK for Sydney, Aus

1934   Nov 20. An extract from the Hobart Mercury " Charles Dolphin government Tobacco officer who has extensive experience in the growing and general management of tobacco in other parts of the world is stationed at Bushy Park"

1936 Marries Mattie Alexander Creswick Ive in Sydney. Entertainer and Actress. Appeared in The Monk and the Woman 1917 and The Hayseeds Melbourne Cup 1918. Entertained on both BBC and ABC radio.

1936 to 1963 he can be found on Australian electoral rolls.

1936 He is a manager in living Mareeba, Queensland with Mattie Alexander Creswick Dolphin

1940 Jun 18. Cairns Post Extract To mark the termination of the grading season members of the staff of Brisbane Grading and Balking Company assembled at the shed to make a presentation to Mr C Dolphin (Manager) and Mrs Dolphin.

1940 Jun 26. Cairns Post Extract Mr C B Dolphin leaves on Monday next for Melbourne where he will join the RAAF. Mrs Dolphin will accompany her husband to Melbourne where she will remain for a few weeks.

1940 Jul 2. Enlisted in RAAF

1940 Aug 27. Cairns Post Extract Mrs C Dolphin accompanied by her father and mother Mr and Mrs H P Ive left by Tuesday's boat for the south. Mrs Dolphin will reside in Brisbane where Mr Dolphin is in the RAAF. Mr and Mrs Ive will return to their home in Sydney. 

1944 Nov 4. Sydney Morning Herald on page 11 there is a divorce matter Dolphin V Dolphin listed for hearing in the Supreme Court of New South wales on Monday 6th November 1944 It is difficult to know if they divorced or not. There are not enough Electoral Rolls to be sure if there was a separation, but certainly by late 1950s they are together, and indeed are together at the time of his death.

1946 Mar 26.Discharged RAAF with rank of Squadron Leader

1949   Electoral Roll. Charles Dolphin, Hotel Manager, living at the Riverside Hotel Canberra. No sign of Mrs Dolphin, she is at Woollahra, Wentworth, New South Wales

1951 May 11.   An extract from the Canberra Times A charge of unlawful assault against Arthur Leonard Green 30 Painter Turner Hostel was adjourned to May 16. The charge is a result of a complaint laid by Charles Benjamin Dolphin Manager of Turner hostel.

1958 Electoral roll living with Mattie A Dolphin in Canberra

1963 He is a "public servant" in Canberra. Living with Mattie Creswick A Dolphin at Turner

1968 Died in Canberra, Australia. In Electoral Roll Mattie is living alone in the house at Turner