Clifford Ivor Anstee, a member of the Christchurch, Monmouthshire Anstees, was born on 30 October 1900 in Christchurch to parents Edgar Lewis Anstee and Fanny Elizabeth Cruwys. He grew up in Christchurch, living with his family at Glen Road, Chepstow, Christchurch in the 1911 Census.
Due to his age, Clifford was unable to enlist until the final few weeks of World War One. He actually joined the Royal Air Force as a Private (Service Number: 184075) on 8 October 1918, posted to unit “CDD” and then “8 CW” as a Transport Driver, until he was demobilised on 5 January 1919 and transferred to RAF Class ‘G’ Reserves on 1 February 1919.
At the time of the 1921 Census he was living with his family in Christchurch and by 1928 he was living at 8 Edgar Street, All Saints, Hereford. In 1930 in Hereford he married Doris Davies – they had children in Hereford Douglas D. Anstee (b 1930); Margaret P. Anstee (b 1931); and Janet Anstee (b 1933).
In 1931 the family were living at 3 St Peters Close, Hereford and by the 1939 Register Clifford was a ‘Sen Examiner (C I A) R O F Hereford‘ living with his wife Doris and three children at 12 Park Street, Hereford.
Clifford died on 20 June 1947, still living at 12 Park Street, Hereford – effects to his widow Doris.
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