2nd Lt. John Malcolm Leys, Argyll


1886 Oct 26. Born London

1891 census at 12, Morella Road, Battersea

1901 census at 287, Trinity Road, Wandsworth

1915 Apr 28. Landed in Egypt.

1918 Mar 16. Commissioned 2nd Lt. Arg. & Suth'd Highrs.—Serjt. John Malcolm Leys, from Yeo. (T.F.).

1919 Dec 20. Arg. & Suth'd Highrs. Temp. 2nd Lt. J. M. Leys relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of 2nd Lt

1921 Mar 2. Joined ADRIC with service no . Posted to P Coy

Fines from Coy Commander of £2, 10/- and £1

1922 Jan 24. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1923 Feb 1. 2nd Lt. J. M. Leys, late A. & S.H., is deprived of the rank of 2nd Lt., 1st Feb. 1923, which he was granted in the Gazette of 6th Feb. 1920

1924 May 2. Prison for theft. This appears to be in addition to the 1923 depriving of rank

1925 Jul/Sep Married in London to Ada James

1925 Jean M Leys born London. Mother "Evry" (No marriage of Leys to an Evry). This is his daughter, she marries a Peter H Wright in 1951

1939 Register. He is a Waiter at Eight Bells Hotel, Cranbrook, Kent. Living with wife Ada, who is a cook

1942 Apr/Jun Died Aysbury, Buck. The George Wardell Leys is his brother.

1943 Aug 17. Missing daughter indicates that his wife separated soon after the childs birth in 1925

1956 Jan 6. final probate indicates that they eventually found Jean, the daughter.