2nd Lieut (Paymaster) Leo John Francis Leipold RNVR

1883 Oct/Dec Born Finsbury Park, London, England

1891 census at 54, Calabria Road, Islington, London

1901 census I cannot find the family

1905 Jul/Sep Married in London to Florence Cowper

1911 Census at 8 Modena Rd, Hove, Sussex

1918 Apr 6. Appointed Sub-Lt . RNVR (temp Asst Payr )

Naval Record Did not serve overseas with Navy only BWM. Same with RASC.

1919 Jul 18 Commissioned RASC (Canteens)

1920 Oct Relinquished his commission with the RASC 2nd Lt

1920 Nov 19 Joins ADRIC with service no 1055 . Posted to F Coy.

1921 Apr 23 Posted to Z Coy .He was noted for knowledge of "codes and ciphers" on joining ADRIC

1922 Jan 6. Posted back to Depot Coy

1922 Jan 24. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC.

1922 Feb 20. House of Commons. Lieut.-Colonel ARCHER-SHEE (by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland

Lt-Col ARCHER-SHEE - "What happened was that after the Truce the conditions were altered and the contract was broken. Let me give a specific case of one of these Auxiliary officers. Writing to his superior officer he says:"As you are probably aware, I have been working on the staff of the Chief of Police for the past 14 months, and since April last, when I was transferred from 'F' Company to 'Z' Company,"that is the Secret Service;"I have been in charge of the staff of Cork Local Centre. Stationed as I was in Cork I saw no D.R.O.'s, and acted solely on instructions from Dublin Castle. In July I was sent a re-engagement form to sign, taking me up to July, 1922."Not only that, but he was invited to sign a re-engagement form and asked to take on for another year. The letter proceeds:"I duly executed that form, and had my signature witnessed, and it was returned to the Administrative Officer. An official acknowledgment was received. Some time later another form was sent down for me to sign, the covering letter stating that the previous form which I had signed had been lost or mislaid by the Adjutant, Beggars Bush Barracks. Learning that Cadets might sign on for a further period of twelve months from the date of completion of the first year's service, I signed the second form to date 16th November, 1922. My signature was witnessed by a district inspector and section leader of Q Company and sent up to the Castle. No acknowledgment coming to hand, I asked the Officer in Charge of the Cork Local Centre, who was going to Dublin on business, to make enquiries for me. When he returned, he said he bad been told my second form had been received, and he was to 'tell Leipold it was all right.' "

1925 Jan Bankruptcy order (living in Sheffield, profession journalist), released from bankruptcy 1926.. Leo John Francis Leipold, residing at 52 Bower Road, Sheffield, in the county of York, journalist.

1933 Married Winifred Ada Wilson in Bournemouth

1937 Apr 23. Died Christchurch, Hants (survived by his wife Winifred Ada Leipold).

LEO JOHN FRANCIS LEIPOLD, Deceased. Pursuant to the Trustee Act, 1925. ALL persons having claims against the estate of Leo John Francis Leipold late of 273 Fairmile, Christchurch Hants a Lieutenant in the Royal Army Service Corps (Retired) deceased (who died on the 23rd day of April 1937 and letters of administration to whose estate were granted by the Principal Probate Registry on the 6th day of September 1937 to Winifred Ada Leipold) are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned on or before the 16th day of November 1937 after which date the administratrix will proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased having regard only to the claims then notified.