Lt Charles Howard Maddox, Welch Regt & RAF

1895 Feb 27. Born Chepstow, Monmouthshire

1901 Census at Yew Tree Cottage, Llangwm Uchaf, Monmouthshire (same as on MIC)

1911 census at Shotley, Suffolk. His Majestys Royal Naval Training Establishment, "boy under training". Navy record


1917 Aug 21. The undermentioned Wt. and N.C.O.s to be 2nd Lts.: —Welsh R.—Serjt. Charles Maddox.

1918 Nov 11. RAF The undermentioned are granted temp, commns. as 2nd Lts. (A.): — Charles Maddox (2nd Lt., Welsh R., attd. R.W. Fus.).

1918 Jul 4. Posted 22 TS

1918 Dec 4. Posted back to UK from Mid East and to 32 TDS

1919 Feb 13 To Dundee War Memorial Hospital

1919 Mar 11 Back to 32 TDS

1919 Jul 14. Relinquishes commission on ceasing to be employed

1920 Dec 20.Joined ADRIC with service no 1300 . Posted to M Coy

1921 Feb 3. Promoted Section Leader

1921 Feb 3. He was involved in Clonfin Ambush, but was not noted as wounded, but later sought compensation. He said "they took what cover there was alongside the road, this was found to be inadequate. And so we laid in the open" He was awarded £1500 compensation

A number of auxiliaries were killed at Ballinlee, Granard, Longford. A large IRA party ambushed 2 Crossley Tenders with Auxiliaries. 4 of the Auxiliaries died in the ambush. He attends the funeral of T/Cadet Houghton in Cheltenham "Among the mourners, the young widow was a pathetic figure. The Cheltenham relatives attending were..... Behind the relatives came three officers of the deceased's Company, "M" Co., Auxiliary Division, R.I.C. - Major D.H. Pegler, R.A.; Capt. H.A. Paton-Bruhl, Queen's Regiment; and Capt. C.H. Maddox, Welsh Regiment and R.F.C.""


Sir H. GREENWOOD : What is the use of bringing isolated cases of murder to this House, without any revelation of the gallantry of the men who are standing between this House and chaos in Ireland, and without any reference to the sacrifices of these men and their widows and children, who are now numbered in many hundreds. Let me give a case of Auxiliary Division men. At Longford a couple of military lorries of Auxiliary men, every one wearing decorations won in the War, were ambushed. A mine was exploded under the lorries, making a crater six feet by four. Four men were killed, six seriously wounded, three wounded, and five others unwounded. District - Inspector Craven, who had charge, was hit in the leg. He fell down but got up again. He refused to take cover, and walked up and down the road encouraging the others and controlling the fire until he was killed. Who was District-Inspector Craven? He was a Lieutenant-Commander in the War. He had charge of a mine-sweeper in the Irish Sea, and saved an American transport from being sunk by submarine, thereby saving the lives of 600 American soldiers. He has been murdered, by men paid by Irish-American money, in the defence not 640 only of the honour of this country, but in the defence of, I think, the civilisation of America also. District - Inspector Taylor remained fighting until he was shot through the chest and the stomach. Temporary Cadet Wase, when his ammunition was expended, remained by the wounded, bandaging them under fire. Cadet Richardson was shot through the leg, but he volunteered to go for reinforcements, and did so successfully. Temporary Cadet Maddox—I like Maddox, and have marked him for promotion—fired his Lewis gun and all his revolver ammunition except two rounds, and these last two he fired through the breech mechanism of the Lewis gun and put the same out of action. Although wounded the men continued fighting until all their ammunition was expended. This is the type of man who won the War for this country, and he is winning the war now in Ireland, and yet the right hon. Member for Paisley made this reference in a speech given to the Liberals at Cambridge on 7th January: "After an interlude of barbarism which recalls the worst achievements both of the ancient and the modern Hun." Who are these rivals of the ancient and modern Hun? They are the forces of the Crown in Ireland. There is no question about it.

1921 Jul 8. Discharged medically unfit due to service in ADRIC

1921 Jul 9. Pension paid for 12 months

1946 Nov 29. Fined 10/- for parking within 5 yards of a bus stop. He was a commercial traveller.

1939 Register. Living at 14 Kingsholm Road , Gloucester with wife Jenny D. He is a Horticultural Traveller

1948 Nov 12. Divorced

1973 Jul/Sep . Died Gloucester aged 78