Chidley

I cannot establish who this is. One possibility is Charles Joseph Edward Chidley

 

17 July 1903 Charles Joseph E Chidley born Medway, Kent

1911 census

6 Aug 1917 enlisted 6th (Reserve) Battalion Middlesex Regiment as L/17059 Boy Charles Joseph Edward Chidley aged 14 at Chatham. Home Service only. 6th (Reserve) Battalion Middlesex Regiment at Chatham part of the Thames & Medway Garrison.

29 July 1918 discharged due to Sickness 392 xvi King's Regulation aged 15

25 July 1919 Silver War Badge issued

19 Aug 1920 enlisted into the Royal Artillery as 1662351 Driver Charles Joseph Chidley aged 17 at Chatham (occupation Green Grocer) from Rochester, Kent

5 Oct 1920 discharged at Dover and re-enlisted Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment as 1895 Private Charles Joseph Chidley. Address on discharge 18 Princess St, Delce, Rochester. The 2nd battalion was in the Solingen area of Germany where it found itself having to disarm both German troops and communist rebels and keep them apart.

15 Oct 1920 records sent to Records Office Hounslow

March 1921 Moved to Cologne before going to Silesia in, to supervise polling stations in a referendum on whether the area should be part of Poland or Germany.

April 1921 Moved to Dover because of a national miners’ strike, but was not required to act against Kent miners.

April 1921 Moved to Dublin. An indication of the chaos was that the Machine-gun Company was still in Silesia, transport and much equipment was still in Cologne, and the families were in Dover.

Stationed in Crinkle Military Barracks, Birr Co. Offaly during the War of Independence where he was employed as military driver who chauffeured British Army Staff officers.

Jan 1922 2nd battalion Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment moved to Woking, England

1950 Charles J E Chidley married Doris Jones at Bootle Lancashire

March 1975 Charles Joseph E Chidley died aged 71 Liverpool

Missing in Ireland