John David LeGrove West Yorks Reg


The above is the correct MIC, the initial is wrong but his RAF record has right DOB. This is MIC for J D Le Grove

1884 Jan 25. Born York, Yorkshire, Regimental birth

1891 census at 1st Yorkshire Regt, Fort George, St Peter Port

1901 census in Barrack Hill Dock, Limerick Urban No. 4, Limerick

1911 census . I cannot find him. If he was an actor, he might have been using a stage name

1910 Jun to 1914 Sep his RAF record says he was a professional actor

1911 census His parents are at 51 Roydstone Terrace Thornbury Bradford, but he is not there

1915 Nov 29. The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants: — John David Le Grove

1916 Nov 22. W Yorks Regt. Temp. 2nd Lt. J. D. Le Grove, from actg. Lt., Trg. Res., to be temp. 2nd Lt. (attd.). with seniority from 29 Nov. 1915.

1916 Jan/Mar Married in Bradford, Yorks to Bernice Mitchell

1918 May 22. Commission in RAF as Temp 2nd Lt. J. D. Le Grove (temp. Lt., W. Yorks.R.), and to be Hon. Lt

RAF Record

1919 Jun 2. . Relinquishes his commission on ceasing to be employed by RAF 2nd Lt. (Hon. Lt.) J. D. Le Grove (Lt., W. York. R.).

1920 Nov 15. Joined ADRIC with service no 1036. Posted to I Coy. His sister is his next of kin, Lady Waddilove, Queen Anne Mansions , London (Certainly this seems true his sister Alice married a Waddilove "Sylvia H Waddilove was born in the registration district of Bradford, Yorkshire 1911, daughter of Sir Joshua Kelley Waddilove and Alice née Le-Grove. The Waddilove family had built up their fortunes in the past in the textile industry. He left £125,000 when he died in 1920)"

1921 Jan 6. Intelligence officer N Coy . Promoted Platoon commander. Oddly he keeps the rank and role until found guilty by GCM

1921 Apr 22. Placed under suspension. Trim Looting

1921 Jun 7. Struck off ADRIC strength on conviction by GCM. And deprived of his rank as Lt in Army. No mention on RAF record. This may be because his reserve commission was still with Army and not RAF

1921 Sep 26. Another man sentenced to gaol for the Trim looting, Richardson, was released early (found on his RAF record 1921 Sep 26 the unexpired portion of sentence remitted by GOC Ireland.). I assume le Grove was treated similarly

1936 Jan 31. He travels to Gibralter with his wife Bernice. He is a Tobbaconist in 3 Gordon Terrace, Saltaire, Yorkshire. They travel 1st Class

1936 Feb 13. They arrive back in UK

1936 May . The MIC seems to indicate that Star and medals were restored

1939 Register Living with wife Bernice at 95 New Wood Drive , Shipley . Teacher of Elecution and retired producer of opera

1974 Sep. His wife Bernice died

1974 Oct/Dec Died Liverpool