Lt Claude Stewart Ringer, Hertfordshire Regt

1896 Sep 25 Born Lewisham

1901 census at 11, Perry Hill Catford, Lewisham. His father is a Financial Clerk

1911 census at Kilburn Cottage Rudgwick Sussex

1915 Oct 15 . The Hertfordshire Regiment. The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants. Private Claude Stewart Ringer.

1917 Jul 1. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts. C S Ringer.

1917 Sep 26. 1st Herts. Bn moved into support in trenches on Mount Sorrell before dawn on 26th Lieut. B.C. Hartley, 2/Lts C.S. Ringer [Claude Stewart Ringer] and F.E. Allen [Frederick Ernest Allen] & 18 OR's joined the Bn for duty.

1918 Absent Voters list for Rudgewick, Sussex, 1/1st Bn Hertfordshire Regiment living at The Cottage, Rudgewick

1919 Mar 27. Hertfordshire Regt. Lt. C. S. Ringer relinquishes his commission on account of ill health contracted on active service and retains the rank of Lt.

His SWB entry gives his address as Crown Hotel,Horsham

1920 Jul 27 Joined ADRIC with service no 11.

1921 Jan 31 Posted to O Coy

1921 Mar 5. Posted to P Coy

Fined 10/- by Coy Commander

1920 Oct 29. Discharged Medically unfit

1923 May 27. Arrives in Canada from UK on SS Canada. His UK address is 63 Chesterton Rd, travels 3rd class. He intends to settle in Canada. His fare was paid by the Officers Association.

On demobilisation after the First World War hundreds of ex-officers found themselves in difficulties, unable to find a job, and with no money, shelter or means of support.  Many were suffering from wounds.  Earl and Countess Haig, supported by Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty and Marshal of the Royal Air Force Viscount Trenchard and the City of London, organised a highly successful public subscription for these Officers. This led them to found The Officers' Association (OA) under a Royal Charter, in 1921.

1945 Sep 30 Died at Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

ADRIC