Charles Thomas William Finch, RE

1868 Sep 10 Born Exeter Devon (He took 6 years off his age to join ADRIC)

1871 census at South Street, East, Holy Trinity, Exeter

1881 census 39, North St, Exeter St Kerrian

1891 census Eagle Brewery, 38 North Street, Exeter

1892 Sep 15. Married in Devon to Ethel Rose Trimmer. They lived in Exeter for several years, where Charles was the manager of the Half Moon Hotel then moved to Lydford on the edge of Dartmoor. They had 4 children, 2 of whom died very young.

1893 Jan 14. 1st Devonshire and Somersetshire, Charles Thomas William Finch, Gent., to be Second Lieutenant.

1893 Oct 4. Fortress and Railway Forces. Royal Engineers. 1st Devonshire and Somersetshire, Second Lieutenant C. T. W. Finch to be Lieutenant

1901 census at

1905 Nov 4. Captain C. T. W. Finch resigns his Commission. 1st Devonshire and Somersetshire Royal Engineers

1910 Local Elections


1911 census at Half Moon Hotel 22 High St Exeter

1915 Jun 1. The undermentioned temporary Lieutenants to be temporary Captains: — C. T. W. Finch;

1919 Mar 28 . RE. The undermentioned relinquish their commns. on completion of service: —Temp. Capt., .and retain the rank of Capt.: — C. T. W. Finch.

1921 Feb 8. Joins ADRIC with service no 1653 . Posted to C Coy

1921 Jul 15 to 29 Aug Medical leave

1921 Sep 1. Permitted to resign on compassionate grounds

1937 May 27. Died Colaton Raleigh, Devon, age 69



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