Sub Lt. John Hays Chown, RNVR

1880 Aug 7. Born Staines, Middlesex

1881 census at 14, The Angel, John Street, St Botolph Without Aldgate

1891 census at High Street, Warfield, Bracknell

1901 census at 50, Queens Road, Wimbledon

1904 Apr/Jun Married Kingston, Surrey to Lena Mary Brickwell

1904 Apr 21. Leaves UK for New Zealand with wife L M Chown

1905 May 20 His wife and child return to UK. I cannot find his arrival back

1911 census at 11 Salterford Road, Tooting SW. He is a Salesman Waterproof Trade. As well as his wife there are 2 children

1915 Nov 11. Enlisted RNVR, ex-TZ/8388 AB

1917 Sep 19 Posted Drake Battalion

1917 Oct 10 To UK for Commission

1918 May 29. Commissioned. Sub Lt

RN record, seaman

RNVR record

RNVR record

1918 Sep 19. Drake Battalion draft

1919 Jan 26. UK Leave

1919 Mar 3. demob.

1921 Jun 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 2034. Posted to Q Coy

1922 Jan . Appears to be still serving at demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register. He is a married general salesman, wife Leena. Living at 10 Waldo Place , Mitcham M.B., Surrey

1943 Oct/Dec died Middlesex age 62