Capt Mordaunt Leckonby Cope, MC

1878 Feb 12. Born Portsmouth

1881 census at 3, Syndny Ter St Thomas St, Ryde

1891 Census Glaston House, Eversley Road, Eversley

1901 census - not there, presumably South Africa

1904 Jun 13. Arrives back in UK . Visiting Nevada, USA

1911 census - not there

1912 Mar 9. Arrives in Canada from UK. Heading for Vancouver, profession left blank

1914 Jun 15 Sails from Vancouver

1914 Nov 28. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Mordaunt Leckonby Cope

1915 Jun 27 Rifle Brigade. The undermentioned temporary Second Lieutenants to be temporary Lieutenants: — Mordaunt L. Cope.

1916 Apr 9. Rif. Brig. Temp. Lt. M. L. Cope to be temp. Capt.

1917 Jul 17 Married in London to Frances Muriel Darby

1918 Jan 1. Special Appointment, graded as Staff Captain. Temp. Capt. M. L. Cope, M.C., Gen. List.

1919 Jun 20. Rif. Brig. Temp: Capt. M. L. Cope, M.C., relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Capt.

1921 Jan 27. Joined ADRIC with service no 1612. Posted to P Coy as Company Commander

1921 Jan 29. Posted back to Depot

1921 Feb 3 "Permitted to resign" I cannot read the reason in the register - he was only there a few days

1924 His wife changes her name. Her father died 23 Jul 1924, so it was before his death

1924 Nov 10 Leaves UK for Cape Town . Army Capt, retired military

1925 Mar 25. Arrives Honolulu

1925 Apr 24 Leaves Honolulu for Vancouver

1925 May 1. Arrives in Washington, Seattle from UK. "Army Officer"

1925 May 29. Arrives back in UK from Canada Occupation "nil" travels alone and "cabin class"

1935 Sep 12 His wife died leaving 245,000 . It is difficult to know if they were living together at this point. She is using he maiden name and he marries 6 months later. Tellingly he is not on the list of mourners at her funeral in the Times

1936 Apr 18. Married in London to Eveline M Bishop

1966 May 13 Inherits title of 16th Baronet at age of 88

1972 Nov 7 Died in Marylebone, London. His will shows he left £17,300, so he appears not to have inherited his wife's wealth.