William Munro

His own story is Chapter 5 in Bloody Sunday by Gleeson

1897 Jul 12. Born Inverness on RIC records. But not on Scotland's People for anywhere in Inverness with that birth date. There are 2 births, but neither on his date. Both RIC and 1939 Register give 12 Jul 1897. It turns out he was in fact born in East Lothian

1901 census -at Aberlady, East Lothian

Donald Munro 36
Elizabeth Munes 38
Robert Munes 17
Donald Munes 12
Maggie Munes 8
William Munes 3

1911 census - I cannot find him. He was living at Kingussie, Invernesshire at that time

1914 Aug 21 Enlists in Cameron Highlanders

1916 Aug 3l . Landed in France

1916 Sep 15 . Returns to UK

1918 Feb 25 Commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 May 28 Treated for Gonorrhea

1919 Aug 25 Promoted Lt

1919 Oct 20. Demobbed

1920 Aug 20 Joined ADRIC with service no 312. Served in C Coy in Macroom

1921 Mar 23. "permitted to resign"

1921 Oct 30 Edinburgh For scamming free lodging claiming to be in the Irish Constabulary, but had in actual fact left them in March 1921. Says since leaving irish police, he has visited Kinguisse where he is wanted for stealing a bike. Gives full description of him

1922 Edinburgh For embezzling. He is a commercial salesman. Full description given (tall, fair, slight moustache, reddish fair hair, walks tall, wears bowler hat!!) Native of Aberlady. Employed as commercial canvasser for a London firm. May seek employ as ship steward.

Went to West Africa

1923 Apr 30. enlists in RASC as a clerk

1930 Apr 29. End of RASC enlistment

1935 Dec 14 A shipping clerk in RASC

1936 May 5. Ends clerical job with RASC and gets a War Office clerical job

1939 Register Living with wife Charlotte at 6 York Buildings , City of Westminster, London, He is a GPO Postal Sorter (foreign sector)


WO 374/49645