1886 Oct 26. Born London
1891 census at 12, Morella Road, Battersea
1901 census at 287, Trinity Road, Wandsworth
1915 Apr 28. Landed in Egypt.
1918 Mar 16. Commissioned 2nd Lt. Arg. & Suth'd Highrs.—Serjt. John Malcolm Leys, from Yeo. (T.F.).
1919 Dec 20. Arg. & Suth'd Highrs. Temp. 2nd Lt. J. M. Leys relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of 2nd Lt
1921 Mar 2. Joined ADRIC with service no . Posted to P Coy
Fines from Coy Commander of £2, 10/- and £1
1922 Jan 24. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1923 Feb 1. 2nd Lt. J. M. Leys, late A. & S.H., is deprived of the rank of 2nd Lt., 1st Feb. 1923, which he was granted in the Gazette of 6th Feb. 1920
1924 May 2. Prison for theft. This appears to be in addition to the 1923 depriving of rank
1925 Jul/Sep Married in London to Ada James
1925 Jean M Leys born London. Mother "Evry" (No marriage of Leys to an Evry). This is his daughter, she marries a Peter H Wright in 1951
1942 Apr/Jun Died Aysbury, Buck. The George Wardell Leys is his brother.
1943 Aug 17. Missing daughter indicates that his wife separated soon after the childs birth in 1925
1956 Jan 6. final probate indicates that they eventually found Jean, the daughter.