Reginald Vivian Gery

1889 Jul 25. Born Hendon, Middlesex

1891 census at Harrow, Middlesex

1901 census at Ormond Terrace, Marylebone, London

1911 census. He is an undergraduate living at St Ishmael, Carmarthenshire

1911 Mar 8. 4th Battalion, The Welsh Regiment; Reginald Vivian Gery, from the Oxford. University Contingent, Senior Division,. Officers Training Corps, to be Second Lieutenant.

1913 Feb 12. 16th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen's .Westminster Rifles); Second Lieutenant Reginald Vivian Gery, from the 4th Battalion, The Welsh Regt, to be 2nd Lt.

1914 Sep 3. Entered his first War Zone, Malta

1916 Mar 16. London Regt. 2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) R. V. Gery is seconded for duty with a Brigade Machine Gun Co.

1918 Apr 7. London Regt. Capt. R. V. Gery relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health contracted on active service, and is granted the hon. rank of Capt.

1920 May 17 Arrived in Canada from UK

1920 Aug 24 Joins ADRIC with service no 248. Posted to D Coy in Galway

1921 Feb 4. Posted to B Coy

1021 Feb 6 to 19 Feb on Leave

1921 Mar 13 Admitted Military Hospital Tipperary

1921 Apr 11. Discharged medically unfit - not due to service in ADRIC. The ADRIC entry has also "Miss Doreen Smith, Agricultural Station, Athenry, Galway". He later marries her

1922 Apr 10 Gets 6 months for fraud in Oxford

1923 Aug 3. Leaves UK for Canada

He wrote "pulp fiction" which is apparently collectable. |He wrote about 100 stories, mostly for high-end pulps, so clearly a better-than-average author. He wrote from 1927 until his death. Looking at his output, thanks to Galactic Central, he started out mainly in Adventure, then appeared in Argosy in the ’30s, and later shifted almost exclusively to Short Stories.

1928 Jun 30 Married in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to Cecilia Doreen Smith

1932 Jan 24. A Baby Gery died in Ontario, Canada, father Reginald Vivian Gery and mother Doreen Smith

1942 Jul 24 Died buried Prospect Cemetery, Toronto


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