The spelling of his surname wanders through different records
1891 Oct 30. Born Plymouth Devon
1901 census at 66, Alexandra Road, Plymouth
1911 census 5 Allendale Road Plymouth
Attended Pembroke College, Oxford
1915 Jul 12 to Nov 14. At Inns of Court OTC Berkhamstead OTC
1915 Nov 15. Buckinghamshire (Royal Bucks Hussars). Private Henry Drury Courtenay, from the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps, to be Second Lieutenant.
1917 May 26. YEOMANRY. 2nd Lt. H. D. Courteney resigns his commission.due apparently to financial problems
1917 Oct/Dec Married in Plymouth, Devon to Miriam E Hart
1917 Fined £5 for evading military service. Taken under escort and served in the ranks of 20th Hussars until demobilised in 1919
1920 Aug 31 Joined ADRIC with service no 452, Posted to Depot Coy
1920 Dec 1.Nicholas Prendergast was murdered by 4 Auxiliaries. Courtney was in the frame, but was out of the RIC in Mar 1921
1921 Jan 21. Discharged to Permanent Cadet in RIC
1921 Mar 14 Dismissed from RIC for sending a "highly improper and immoral letter to a Constable"
1933 Nov 10, Sentenced to 5 years in gaol for sex offences against children
1938 On electoral register in Lewisham
1939 Living in Clinton Road , Stepney, London, England . He is a licensed Lay Preacher
1949 Sep 3. Gave a funeral address at Rudgewick, Sussex "Rev Drury Courtenay BA"
1951 His licence as a lay reader was withdrawn. Presumably the church knew what he was up to, but chose to get rid of him in a low key way.
1953 Gaoled for further offences against small boys
1970 Jan/Mar died in Lambeth London