Leslie Henry Parker Ibbotson, CdeG

1892 Oct 24 . Born Hale, Cheshire son of a Paper Importer.

1901 census Living at Donnybrook, South Downs Drive, Hale

1911 census Living at Donnybrook, South Downs Drive, Hale, Cheshire

1914 Aug 28. 9th (Service) Battalion (4th City) Formed in Manchester on 28 August 1914 by the Lord Mayor and City. Initially established at Heaton Park but moved in April 1915 to Belton Park, where placed under command of 90th Brigade in 30th Division. Moved on to Larkhill in September 1915. I cannot find his commission, but from the date of promotiopn to Lt, it would have been early in 1915

1915 Nov 7. Landed in France with 19th Manchester Regt

1916 Jul 24. Manchester Regt. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lts.: — 24 July 1916. L. H. P. Ibbotson.

1918 May 13 : reduced to cadre strength.

1918 Jun 18: moved to Boulogne and transferred to 42nd Brigade in 14th (Light) Division. Returned to England and moved to Cowshott. Reconstituted by absorbing 29th Bn.

1918 Jul 4: returned to France.

1919 Jun 19, Gazetted Croix de Guerre.Temporary Lieutenant Leslie Henry Parker Ibbotson, General List, attached Royal Engineers

1920 Oct 20. joined ADRIC No803, RIC No78038, Allocated to A Company in Kilkenny.

1921 Jan 21. Permanent Cadet with RIC posted to Kilfinane, Limerick as DI3

1921 Mar 7. The mayors of Limerick, the ex-mayor and another man were murdered in 3 separate shootings, believed to have been carried out by the same 2 men (George Nathan and another man from G coy ADRIC. There was a local rumor that the other ADRIC man was Leslie Ibbotson, note Ibbotson was at this point ex-ADRIC and a regular RIC man)

1921 May 1 Posted to Adare as DI3

1921 Aug 11. Staying at Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare when applying for medals

1921 Sep 1. The undermentioned Officers, Gen.List, relinquish their, commns. on completion of service: Temp. Lts., and retain the rank of Lt.: L. H. P. Ibbotson.

1922 Mar 15. Pensioned by RIC

1922 Mar 29. He joined the Palestine Police British Gendarmerie section as a Lieutenant.

1924 Feb 8. Leaves UK on SS Omar bound for Sydney. His profession is "nil" and his UK address is Nithsdale, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno & travels 3rd Class

1927 Feb. Leslie is in Sydney applying for a post in the armed constabulary of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate.  

1928 Feb 11 Married Muriel Joyce Maddock of Brisbane, Australia and had 2 children n 11th February. They married at Holy Trinity Church, Suva.  The Brisbane Courier describes “a quiet and pretty wedding”.  Her parents are Major and Mrs Maddock of Toowomba.

1932 Jun 10. Leaves UK on SS Banranald. Travels with his wife Joyce Murial Ibbotson. He gives his profession as "planter" and bound for Brisbane

They settle in Toowomba and in September 1940 he donates £100 to a British war charity.  He is described as a Toowomba businessman.  The Australian electoral rolls, show the family in Toowomba through to 1943.  He is a “company representative”.  Then they live in the Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove .  Their son Bruce is born in 1936 and daughter Deidre in 1941.  In 1966 Deidre marries John David Stewart McEvry and in 1973 Leslie and Joyce are still in Ashgrove with son Bruce who is a TV engineer.

1935 Jan 10 He gave a radio talk on "plantation life and labour" on Queensland Radio

1974 Died Brisbane, Australia



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