1896 Apr 21 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
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 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