2nd Lt. Claude Francis Ridgeway, R Irish Fus

1895 Feb 5. Born Dublin

1901 census in Dublin

1911 census in Dublin

1914 Oct 24. Commissioned 2nd Lt in 7th R Irish Fus

1916 Nov 15. R. Ir. Fus. Temp. 2nd Lt. C. . Ridgeway resigns his commission Something has made him resign his commission, but he enlists straight away. Without his service record I cannot get the reasons

1916 Oct 10. Enlists in ASC

1918 Feb 11. In Mountjoy Prison as an absentee from HM Army. In ASC, 265257. His address is Temple Villas, Palmerston Rd, Dublin. Father Francis

1918 Oct 10. Discharged on grounds of sickness, SWB awarded. He was by now a Private

1920 Mar 28. Arrives Canada from UK. He worked in Machinery, was coming to Canada to work, his employer had paid his fare, but he did not intend settling in Canada

1920 Nov 23 Arrives back in UK from Canada

1921 Jan 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 1397. Posted to M Coy

1921 Feb 2. Was in the patrol that shot Michael Farrell . And is the man that actually fired the fatal shot

1921 Feb 7 The inquiry in lieu of an inquest was held. The GoC was critical of the decision to kill Farrell given his age and the short distance he was from the patrol

1921 Feb 14. Permitted to resign. It is difficult to know if he was pushed, or if he jumped. Clearly the death of Farrell is the reason for his resignation

1921 Sep 27

1922 Jun 22 In trouble with the law

1922 Aug 11. Leaves UK for Canada. He is an engineer intending to live in Canada.

1930 Jan 18 Leaves UK for Canada. He is a salesman living at Palmerston Road, Dublin, age 34

1939 May 8 • Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States married Pearl Louise Buuck (1913–2016)

1949 Dec 22. Arrives UK from Canada (his wife was Pearl, so I assume this is him)

1979 Buried at Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place Moserville, Perth County, Ontario, Canada