Henry Drury Courteney , R B Hussars

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1951 His licence as a lay reader was withdrawn.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