247684 Cpl Charles Henney RAF 18th August 1921 Age 21.

1900 Jun 1. Born Winchcombe Gloucs.

1901 census at Gloucester Street, Winchcombe

1911 census at Postlip Cottages Winchcombe Gloucestershire

1918 Jun 1. He enlists in RNAS on his 18th birthday.

Corporal Charles Henney's RAF service number '247684' would put him in the Block for enlistment into the RNAS in 1918. Block: 244711 to 260000, Last number used in block 254574, Date of allocation 1 Apr 1918 , RNAS Enlistments 1918. All RNAS men inherited by the RAF had 200000 added to their original numbers, and the prefix F was dropped. All RNAS personnel were renumbered in 1918.Which would make his original number F47684.

President II was the accounting base for the RNAS. Sometimes the clerks would write where the person was in brackets after it and that could range from Luce Bay to Crystal Palace and also included Calais or Dunkerque. As it was an accounting base someone listed at President II could also be on a ship or boat too small for it’s own paymaster.

PRESIDENT II Chatham/London/Shrewsbury for initial training, which probably continued at RNAS Tregantle

Tregantle Fort in south east Cornwall is one of several forts surrounding Plymouth

1921 Aug 14. Died. Corporal Mechanic. Son of Joseph & Dorcas and grandson of Charles Townsend & Elizabeth. Commemorated on his grandparents memorial at St Peter's churchyard, Winchombe, Gloucestershire and is buried at Bohermore New Cemetery, Galway, Ireland

British soldiers died in Ireland