Lt Cecil Vinninge Stray

There is only one "Vinninge Stray" in BMD, Cecil, and he did join the ADRIC

1898 Sep 4. Born Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire

1901 census at Nythywenol, Llanfyllin

1911 census at St Michael's All Saints Road Weston S Mare

1916 Sep 26. Commissioned 2nd Lt. in Somerset LI

1918 Mar 26. Gazetted promotion to Lt.

1920 Sep 17. Joined ADRIC with service no 595. Posted to J Coy.

1921 May 25 Injured near Macroom at Clohina Ambush

1921 May 31. Promoted Section Leader

1922 Jan 23. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Apr 22. Appointed Scarborough entertainments manager on a salary of £500 per year

1928 Nov 10. Left UK for Curacao, West Indies. He is a "camp steward" with a UK address of Welbeck Hotel, Weston super Mare. His final destination is given as Venezuela

1930 May 17 Arrives in New York from Maracaibo, Venezuela. He is a hotel manager with Caribbean Petroleum, and is on a 14 day holiday in New York

1930 May 31 Arrives in UK from New York. Intends living in England

1939 Living in 1 & 3 Greenfield Place , Weston-super-Mare. He is a Hotel Manager

1940 Jul 31. Lt. Cecil Vinninge STRAY (142269) appointed Lt in Buffs

1950 Apr/Jun Married in Weston super Mare to Emma K Klemme. She had been the wife of CS Tennent and Stray was the co-respondent

1991 Nov. Died Weston super Mare