DI 1 Appointments in ADRIC

56 men held the rank of DI1 at one time or another. Most of these were company commanders. The early (less successful) appointments were heavy on age, medals, and army rank. Only 4 were born in Ireland. 3 committed suicide and 2 were KIA in Ireland, and another murdered in Palestine in 1923.

These men should have been top rate, but few were. In addition they were put in place without much in the way of administrative back up - Company budgets were not controlled, and "paperwork" was not a priority.

The most difficult of these DI1s to research has been C Waller who from 1 Apr 1921 to 2 Jul 1921 was in command of Depot Coy , effectively the number 2 or number 3 in the ADRIC, who managed to come and go with virtually nothing being recorded on him

Dates Company Name Born Medals Rank DoB What next
               
27 Jul 1920 to 13 Feb 1921 C Coy Buxton Smith Suffolk   Lt.Col 1877 Resigned after Kilmichael. Suicide
               
03 Aug 1920 to 28 Sep 1920 A Coy J.H.M.Kirkwood Kent DSO Major 1877 Resigned from ADRIC - no reason given
               
06 Aug 1920 to 30 Oct 1920 B Coy LB Bumstead Suffolk MC.&.bar Capt 1893 Reverts to DI3
               
24 Aug 1920 to 30 Nov 1920 D Coy AP Nichol Lancs MC Major 1873 Dismissed because of discipline problems with D Coy
               
24 Aug 1920 to 21 Nov 1920 Adjutant EL Mills London MC Major 1880 To I Coy Commander
22 Nov 1920 to 1 Apr 1921 I Coy           Resigned
               
18 Sep 1920 to 19 Nov 1920. E Coy GV Dudley Lancs DSO,MC Major 1884 To a permanent RIC position
               
18 Sep 1920 to 26 Oct 1920 F Coy KGS Ross Scotland   Lt 1883 On to Permanent Cadet
               
29 Sep 1920 to 2 Nov 1920 A Coy GV Jones Wales MC.&.2 bars Capt 1895 Re commissioned in Army
               
05 Oct 1920 to 2 Feb 1921 G Coy R J Andrews London DSO,MC Lt.Col 1876 Resigned from ADRIC
               
13 Oct 1920 to 21 Dec 1921 Depot TMcG Greer Ireland QSA Lt.Col 1876 Reverted to T/C
               
21 Oct 1920 to 29 Oct 1920 H Coy H Lyle Canada DSO Major 1879 Resigned. Suicide in Canada
               
26 Oct 1920 to 12 Feb 1921 F Coy WL King London MC.&.bar,DCM Captain 1884 Suspended then on to R Coy after murder trial
16 Apr 1921 to 24 May 1921 R Coy           On to Command D Coy
24 May 1921 to 15 Nov 1921 D Coy           Returns to the army
               
28 Oct 1920 to 21 Dec 1920 B Coy ME Rouse Yorks QSA Lt.Col 1871 Permitted to resign
               
30 Oct 1920 to 15 Apr 1921 H Coy J A MacKinnon India MC Captain 1892 Murdered on Tralee Golf Course 1921
               
02 Nov 1920 to 1 Dec 1920 A Coy E A Wood India DSO.&.3bars Brigadier 1865 Moves to be Asst Commandant ADRIC
               
15 Nov 1920 to Jan 1922 E Coy SF Sharp Yorks MC,QSA,CdeG Lt.Col 1880 Until demobilisation
               
19 Nov 1920 to 10 Feb 1921 J Coy J C Fillery Kent QSA Major 1881 Reduced to DI3 and to M Coy
               
19 Nov 1920 to 6 Jun 1921 DQM C Wilding London   Lt 1874 reverted to T/Cadet
               
21 Nov 1920 to 19 Feb 1921 Adjutant TG McFie London DSO,MC Captain 1892 McFie resigned at the same time as Crozier
               
21 Nov 1920 to 17 Feb 1921 K Coy O W R G Latimer Somerset   Lt.Col 1886 Demoted to DI2 in Q Coy
               
30 Nov 1920 to 19 Feb 1921 D Coy F H W Guard Hants CMG, DSO Lt.Col 1889 On to become Deputy Commandant in ADRIC
               
01 Dec 1920 to 7 Mar 1921 A Coy C.W.V Webb Lancs MC.&.bar Capt 1887 Transferred to command Group HQ
04 Mar 1921 to Jan 1922 Group HQ           appears to have been paid by RIC
               
17 Dec 1920 to 7 Feb 1921 L Coy W F Martinson China   Captain 1891 He moved to be Co Commander at Depot
07 Feb 1921 to 1 Apr 1921 Depot           He moved on to be Adjutant
01 Apr 1921 to Jan 1922 . Adjutant           Until demobilisation
               
20 Dec 1920 to 2 Jul 1921 B Coy RHL Conlan India QSA Major 1879 Went on to command of Depot Coy. Died Ireland
               
27 Dec 1920 to 12 Feb 1921 N Coy A H Daniel London   Lt 1888 Relieved of command following Trim Looting
               
01 Jan 1921 to Jan 1922 M Coy D Wainwright Surrey Albert.M Lt 1894 Until demobilisation. Suicide 1939
               
27 Jan 1921 to 3 Feb 1921 P Coy M L Cope Hants MC Capt 1878 "permitted to resign"
               
27 Jan 1921 to 07 Feb 1921 O Coy A Hulse London   Major 1882 Moved to Command
21 Feb 1921 to 23 Apr 1921 C Coy           Wounded
28 May 1921 to 22 Sep 1921 S Coy           Mainly on Med. Leave. Moved to command A Coy
22 Sep 1921 to Jan 1922. A Coy           Until demobilisation
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02 Feb 1921 until 15 Nov 1921 G Coy H S L Hemming London DSO Lt.Col 1878 Suspended
               
11 Feb 1921 to 25 Feb 1921. J Coy Seafield Grant Suffolk MC Major 1891 killed in the Coolavohig Ambush
               
12 Feb 1921 to Jan 1922 F Coy RK Caparn Hants   Lt 1888 Until demobilisation
               
12 Feb 1921 to Jan 1922 N Coy HS Barber London   Lt 1891 Until demobilisation. Died in workhouse in 1939
               
17 Feb 1921 to 28 Feb 1921 K Coy P de Haviland Guernsey   Major 1883 Dissolution of K Coy. On to O Coy Commander

28 Feb 1921 to Jan 1922

O Coy           Until demobilisation
               
19 Feb 1921 to 1 Apr 1921 Adjutant F Hollingworth Yorks   Lt.Col 1876 moved down to A/Adjutant
               
19 Feb 1921 to 24 May 1921 D Coy G F A Grubbe S.Africa   Lt 1883 Resigned ADRIC at his own request. Later rejoined
               
28 Feb 1921 to 28 May 1921 J Coy WP Gill . Yorks MC Captain 1888 Discharged medically unfit
               
04 Mar 1921 to 22 Sep 1921 A Coy Champion de Cresigny Essex QSA Major 1882 Resigned "compassionate"
               
09 Mar 1921 to 8 Dec 1921. P Coy EW Johnston Ireland   Lt 1894 Deserter. Problems with the Coy Accounts
               
01 Apr 1921 to Jan 1922. I Coy H Wilkinson Ireland MC.&.bar,DCM Captain 1889 Until demobilisation
               
25 Mar 1921 to 1 Apr 1921 Q Coy T P Ryan London OBE Lt 1890 On to "special duties" and still a DI1
01 Apr 1921 to 7 Dec 1921 Sp.Duties           Permanent RIC position
               
01 Apr 1921 to 2 Jul 1921 Depot C Waller ?   Capt ? Medically unfit
               
01 Apr 1921 to Jan 1922 L Coy WE Crossey Ireland   Lt 1897 Until demobilisation
               
11 Apr 1921 to 31 May 1921 Q Coy TO Fox Leics   Captain 1883 resign on compassionate grounds
               
19 Apr 1921 to 22 Nov 192 H Coy EH Petre New Zealand QSA Major 1881 Resigned, compassionate
               
23 Apr1921 to Jan 1922 C Coy RM Taylor Scotland MC Capt 1892 Until demobilisation
               
24 May 1921 to Jan 1922 R Coy H Bannerman Malta   Captain 1878 Until demobilisation
               
28 May 1921 to Jan 1922. J Coy CEA Williams London MC Lt 1891 Until demobilisation
               
31 May 1921 to 02 Jul 1921 Q Coy M Godfrey Warks   Lt 1895 Permanent RIC position
               
02 Jun 1921 to Jan 1922 DQM WE Swann Oxon   Captain 1886 Until demobilisation. Shot Palestine 1923

 

             
02 Jul 1921 to Jan 1922 B Coy EE Barrows Kent   Lt 1894 Until demobilisation
               
02 Jul 1921 to Jan 1922 Q Coy W P Wood Sussex   Lt 1890 Until demobilisation
               
02 Jul 1921 to Jan 1922. Depot RGL Conlan India QSA Major 1879 Until demobilisation
               
15 Nov 1921 to Jan 1922. D Coy WE Waitt Ceylon   Capt 1894 Until demobilisation
               
19 Nov 1921 to Jan 1922. G Coy AH Taylor Dorset MC Lt 1890 Until demobilisation
               
22 Nov 1921 to Jan 1922 H Coy AW Crees Somerset   Lt 1890 Until demobilisation
               
09 Dec 1921 to Jan 1921 P Coy RB Bettson London   Lt 1885 Until demobilisation

According to Crozier, the first 5 companies formed soon lost their commanders (note C Coy did not appear to lose its original commander till early 1921)

A Coy

B Coy

C Coy

D Coy

E Coy

F Coy

G Coy

H Coy

I Coy

J Coy

K Coy

L Coy

M Coy

N Coy

O Coy

P Coy

Q Coy

R Coy

S Coy

Z Coy

Depot Coy

HQ Coy

Officers in ADRIC