William Charles Francis, RAF


1899 Jul 9. Born London, England. The RAF record shows his date of birth.

1901 census at Columbia Road, Bethnal Green

1911 census at 27 Mansford Buildings Bethnal Green

1915 Jun to 1917 Jul. Assistant manager at Sidney Baron, Charing Cross Rd, London

1917 Aug 1. Joins RFC as Cadet

1917 Nov 30. RFC. The following Cadets to be temp 2nd Lts William Charles Francis

RAF Record

1919 May 30. RAF Technical Branch.

1919 Jul 3. Posted to North Russia (Archangel)

1919 Nov 7. Transferred to Unemployed List

1920 Sep 10. Joined ADRIC with service no 519. Posted to E Coy. He has "Photographer" beside his name

1920 Dec 13 In Stevens Hospital until 20 Dec 1920

1921 May 24. "Permitted to resign"

1926 Oct 13. Sentenced to 16 months in prison for theft of £115. It was mentioned at the trial tthat he had served in RIC

1927 Apr 27. Deprived of rank following conviction.

1939 Register Living with wife Grace AM at 28 Eastbournia Avenue , Edmonton M.B., Middlesex. He is a Boot & Shoe Repairer