Lt. Richard Lewis Rolfe

1898 Feb 7. Born Marylebone, London

1901 census at London

1911 census at 20 Westmoreland Road, Bayswater, Paddington W, London

1915 Jul 27 Commissioned 2nd Lt in RE

1916 Oct 27 Promoted Lt.

1921 Sep 1. Gazetted out of Army as Lt

1921 Jan 3. Joined ADRIC with service no 1425. Posted to K Coy

1921 Mar 13. Promoted to Section Leader

1921 Mar 13. Posted to O Coy

1921 Jun 8. Daniel Cowley was shot and killed by a raiding party on his house from O Coy. DI GA Warner was in overall charge, and there were groups approaching the farm from north , south and west. S/L L Ventress was in charge of the Auxiliaries at the north side of the house. He was accompanied by S/L RL Rolfe. Their evidence was that Cowley came running out of the house, they called on him to halt and when he did not they opened fire, and Cowley was killed.. Ventress then searched house with DI GA Warner

1922 Jan 16. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register. Living at Bramcot Weymouth Road , Dorchester R.D., Dorset, with his father, He is a Department Clerical Officer at the Naval Dockyard

1948 Aug 16 Died Weymouth, Dorset



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