Harold Heath Eldridge, Manchester Regt

1894 Oct 19. Born . Halstead, Essex

1901 census at Kings Head, Coggeshall Road, Braintree (same address on MIC)

1911 census at Kings Head, Coggeshall Road, Braintree

1915 Apr 17. Landed in Egypt.

1917 May 29 Commissioned 2nd Lt.

1918 Nov 30. Temp 2nd Lt Manchester Regt, H H Eldridge to be temp Lt.

1919 Jan 11. Temp Lt H H Eldridge to be an acting Capt while commanding a Company 22 Battalion Manchester Regr

1920 Mar 8. Manch. R. Temp. Lt. H. H. Eldridge relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and is granted the rank of Capt.

1921 Mar 2. Joined ADRIC with service no. 1774. Posted to J Coy

1921 Jul 14. "Permitted to resign on disciplinary grounds"

1921 Jul/Sep Married in Braintree, Essex to Barbara M Bearman

1922 Nov 28. Bankruptcy Receiving Order against Harold Heath Eldridge, Amesbury, in the county of Wilts, cinema proprietor

1929 Oct 19. Lt H H Eldridge, from Supp. Reserve of officers, Essex Regt to be Capt

1934 Jul/Sep Died Braintree, Essex aged 39. Committed suicide.

The Legion of Frontiersmen is a paramilitary group formed in Britain in 1905 in the days when the British Empire was at its height by Roger Pocock, a former constable with the North-West Mounted Police and Boer War veteran, with its roots firmly set in another era, to bolster the defensive capacity of the British Empire. Prompted by pre-war fears of an impending invasion of Britain, the organisation was founded as a field intelligence corps on a romanticised conception of the "frontier" and imperial idealism. Headquartered in Lodon, branches of the Legion of Frontiersmen were formed throughout the empire to prepare patriots for war and to foster vigilance in peacetime. Despite persistent efforts, the Legion never achieved much official recognition