2nd Lt. Harold John Clement Strickland, RAF

1894 Jul 31. Born Portsea Island, Hants

1901 census at Portsmouth

1911 census at 68 Wilson Rd, Portsmouth (as on MIC)

1914 Aug 27 Landed in France. Implying he was a Regular with RE

1915 Jul 11. Posted back to UK

RAF Record

1921 Feb 1. Gazetted. The undermentioned Cadets are granted honorary commissions as 2nd Lts., with effect from- the: date of their demobilisation: — 25914 Harold John Clement Strickland

1921 Feb 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 1655. Posted to O Coy

1921 Feb 13. Posted to N Coy.

1921 Dec 22 to 1922 Jan 2. On leave from ADRIC , so he served until demobilisation

1922 Mar 29. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Constable

1926 Dec 4. Leaves UK for New Zealand. He was a Commercial Traveller.

1928 He is running a confectionary shop in Kilbirnie, Wellington, which suffered substantial fire damage

1941 Jun 13. Auckland Star reports him as having been wounded. WW2 Joins New Zealand Army as CSM his next of kin is mother Sarah Strickland in 68 Wilson Rd, Portsmouth (as on MIC) . He was a foreman living in Kilbirnie, Wellington

1957 On the Wellington Electoral Roll. He has retired.

1970 Oct 10. . Died aged 66 years and interred in the RSA section of Karori Cemetery in Wellington.