2nd Lt. Edward Gerald Swain, Tanks


1896 Jun 5. Born in Iquique, Chile (Consular registration as Edward Gerald Swain). I cannot get his fathers job, I would assume he was a mining engineer.

1897 May 6 Arrives back in UK with his mother and siblings

1901 census in Birkenhead.

1906 Oct 20. Arrives in UK with his mother from Valparaiso

1911 census at 28 Bessborough Road, Birkenhead, Cheshire.

1912 Arrives UK from Buenos Aires

1915 Nov 7. Landed war zone.

1918 May 1. Commissioned 2nd Lt in Tank Corps.

1920 Dec 16. Tank Corps. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. relinquish their commissions on completion of service and retain the rank of 2nd Lt . E.G.Swain

1921 Mar 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 1803. Posted to P Coy.

Fined £3 by Coy Commander

1922 Jan. Still appears to be serving at demobilisation of ADRIC

1927 Mar 27. Arrives in UK from Valparaiso.

1939 Register. Living at 12 Princes Boulevard, Bebbington, Cheshire. He i a soldier working at Machine Gun Training Cente Cheshire

1974 Aug 27 Died Birkenhead