Alexander Leopold Patrick/Patrae Smythe.


Ancestry Tree

1895 Apr 24 Born Leopold Alexander Smythe in Nantwich Cheshire

1901 census at 52 Tunnell Road, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England as Leopold Smythe

1911 census at 3 Kinglake Street Edge Hill Liverpool


1914 Sep 2. Enlisted


1917 Mar 11. E. York. R. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts.: — Alexander Leopold Patrick Smythe.

1917 Aug 3. Royal Defence Corps. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts., from E. Yorks. Regt.. to be temp, 2nd Lts., and to retain their seniority. A. L. P. Smythe.

1918 Mar 11. General List. Temp. 2nd Lt. A. L. P. Smythe, from R.D.C., to be temp. 2nd Lt. for duty under M. of M., and retains his seniority,

1918 Sep 11. Temp. 2nd Lt. A. L. P. Smythe to be Lt. 11th Sept. 1918.

1919 Oct 18 Demobbed. Address New House Farm, Ladbroke, Southam

1919 Nov 5. Lt. A. L. P. Smythe relinquishes his commission on ceasing to be empld., and retains the rank of Lt.

1920 Sep 7 Joined ADRIC with service no 509. Posted to Depot Coy. Section Leader ( I suspect he was involved in setting up one of the new companies which were formed later, hence coming from Cork when he was kidnapped). He appears to have been returning to Cork when kidnapped

1921 Jan His kidnap story above.. He was awarded £1800 compensation

1921 Feb 2 "Permitted to resign"

1939 Jul/Sep Married as Alexander L P Smythe in Cheshire to Hilda Turner

1939 Register Living at Flat 4 Wellington Road , Wallasey C.B., Cheshire, He is a married Statistical Researcher

1940 Daughter born Penelope B Smythe in Liverpool

1947 Sep 8. Leaves UK for Port Elizabeth with wife Hilda an daughter Penelope. They live in South Africa and he is a Market Research Executive

1952 Jun 6 Died in South Africa , Burial entry says resident at Vastrap, Montagu, and buried at Cape Town


WO 374/63967