Walter Mearns KSOB

He probably attended King St Public School, Aberdeen, as there are a number of newspaper references to a Walter Mearns being a pupil there pre-WW1. His MIC address is 252 King St, and the school was at 338.

1899 Feb 17. Born Aberdeen. Son of a "granite turner"

1901 census at 59 Urquhart Rd, Aberdeen

George Mearns 45
Helen Mearns 47
George Mearns 23
Maggie Mearns 21
Alick Mearns 17
Helen Mearns 14
Joseph Mearns 12
Herbert Mearns 10
Walter Mearns 2

1918 Oct 23. Landed in France

1918 Aug 30 Gazetted 2nd Lt KOSB

1920 Mar 26. IARO. To be Lt . Walter Mearns. 26th Mar. 1920, but to rank from 14th Aug. 1919.

1921 Feb 3. The undermentioned Lts. resign their commns., and retain the rank of Lt. W Mearns

1921 Jun 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 2021. Posted to Q Coy

1921 Jun 16. In a tender that was bombed in Dublin

1922 Jan 14. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Nov 25. Leaves UK for Singapore. 252 King St, Aberdeen. Intends living in Malay States.

1924 Jan 9. Before Inche Abdul Malek, in the Seremban police court, on Jan. 2 Mr. W. Mearns* of the Customs Department, charged Lee Bah Slew ami Kon Jeow Forg with being knowingly concerned in conveying dutiable goods, namely 1.318 packages of matches-, upon which customs duty had not been paid

1924 Aug 2. "Mr. W. Mearns, of the Customs Department, Sercmban, has left for Parit Buntar on transfer. "

1926 W Mearns: termination of agreement as assistant superintendent of customs

1931 Married in Aberdeen to Ella Crichton

1972 Died in Aberdeen. King St was on MIC