Lt John Walford Pownall, West Yorks

1895 Oct 24 . Born Stockport, Cheshire

1901 census at 9, Lowfield Grove, Stockport

1911 census at 54 Oakfield Road Stockport

1914 Aug 3. Enlisted in Cheshire Regt

1915 Jul 19. Landed in France

1917 Apr 20 Returns to UK

1917 Oct 30 Commissioned 2nd Lt in W. Yorks Regt

1918 Mar 28. Taken POW when with 2/4th battalion KOYLI on attachment

1918 Dec 25. Repatriated

1919 May 1. Promoted Lt.

1920 Sep 29. Married in Stockport Cheshire to Lavinia Plant

1921 Feb 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 1658. Posted to O Coy

1921 Feb 13. Posted to N Coy

1921 Apr 16. Posted to Depot

1921 Apr 23. Oddly the original entry in the Leave Book was "Resigned at own request" and it was corrected actually by DRO to "Resignation accepted"

1921 Dec 12. Gazetted out of W Yorks as Lt

He then took out a Seaman's Card to work as a Steward

1927 Convicted in Liverpool, but War Office never found out.

1929 Dec 3. Lt. J. W. Pownall (late temp. Lt., W. York R ) on conviction by the Civil Power is deprived of the rank of Lt.

1939 Register He is an inmate at at Bruce House L C C Lodging House Kemble Street , City of Westminster,. It is a LCC lodging house and he is a General Clerk

1949 Jan 3. Died Ruislip, Middlesex.



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