Leila Sybil JULIUS 
- Born: 10 Mar 1889, Ramsgate KEN
- Marriage (1): Alfred Bernhard Conrad LUEDECKE  in 1911
On the 10th March at 6 Sion Hill Ramsgate the wife of V A Julius Esq of Colombo Ceylon of a daughter.
The Times Wednesday March 20 1889 page 1 Issue 32651 Col A.
Images of letters requesting permission for Leila to travel to England dated Oct 1916. By permission National Archives of Australia.
Ref: Prisoners of War from Ceylon 1915-1916 Series Number A11803 Control Symbol 1914/89/110 Item Barcode 352698 Location Canberra Open Access on Internet in Digital Form
Wednesday 4 June 1919 Pg. 2
Hundreds of Australians
To be Dumped in Germany
Without Charge or Trial
Is It Right!
A scheme of wholesale deportation is now being carried out in Australia. The transports Willochra and Kursk are both en route to Rotterdam with a full complement of deportees on board. Owing to provision being made for the carriage of a number of criminals on board the Willochra the women were transferred at the last minute to the Kursk. The Kursk carried 180 women and children and 890 males.
Captain Muller, of the German gunboat Komet, captured at New Guinea by the Australian Navy, is on board but Madame Muller, it is stated, has been allowed to travel to Germany as an ordinary passenger, and expects to leave on the Cumberland or the Marathon. Madame Muller is the daughter of a British Admiral.
The transport Siras Osmontes, now in Sydney having her engine defects repaired, and the Wyreema, which is due at Sydney daily, are also scheduled to carry deportees to Europe.
Included in the passengers travelling to Germany by the Kursk are Max Wagner, M. Lehmann, Max Kaufman, Ewald Krechy, Elchengrun (more familiarily known as Edwards), Commander Muller, Schmidt (who was reported to be in the metal business in Melbourne) and Dr Pabst (who Germans asserted early in the war had been elected by the former Kaiser) Governor General of Australia, under the German Eagle of the Teutons whd won the war).
But there are hundreds of innocent women and children- bright little kiddies who have enjoyed the sunshine of Australia- whoare being carried off by the military to what is to them a foreign country where a foreign language is spoken: where their future instead of being bright may be blighted.
Some of the Germans on the Willochra are said to be of a highly undesirable class. They are criminals out and out, and heave never tried to disguise the fact: but they are in a great minority.
It was for some of their class that Colonel Sands instituied at the Holdsworthy camp what has been ever since become known ast he Sing Sing Prison. They had a a special guard over them, and the wire-netting entanglements within which they were enclosed were of the most formidable character.
In view of the fact that these Sing Sing Germans may give some trouble on the Willochra 15 new cells have been specially constructed: and the guards who know them fully anticipate that it will not be very long before they will be occupied.
Besides men interned in Australia the Willochra is carrying the deported brought to the Commonwealth from overseas.
Colonel Stephenson is in charge of the guard, which is under separate units.. one from the Commonwealth and one from New Zealand.
All the internees from Molonglo camp which is about a mile from the Duntroon College (in the Federal capital area) are now on board ship. It is a well laid out little city, lighted by electricity, sewered, with good roads, and substantial building designed to house 5000 persons.
It was built for the British Government by the Commonwealth to accommodate Germans to be brought form China. But the scheme miscarried -on, any rate, was not carried out.
Five Thousand to be Deported Immediately.
There are still about 5000 internees all Holdsworthy, but it is believed that all will be on the seas within a month.
Innocent Women and Children Banished.
The following women and children and proceeding by the Kursk:-
Christine Degener, Auguste K Degenner, Elsia M von Goerne and three children, Leus Kieres and two children, Ada Asbahr and three children, Glenniberg and child, Elizabeth Schillsmann, Philf M Schweickert, Charlotte Guessow, Ellie Cornalmen, Coile Guderian Farrell and child, Teve von Holdt, Anita Becker, Emmy Kurzel and child, Brenier (no mother) and two children.
Kathleen Labarze and three children, Gertrude Brauns, Martha Brauns, Anna Wolpert, Emma Mollermann and child, Maria Glinz and child, Kaethe Schmidt and two children, Elisbeth Linke, Ida Lange, Catherine Viereck, Mary Ellen Stunzer and four children, Mrs Schutz and daughter, Maria Grossjohann and two children.
Amyy A W Wehlan, Christine Sach, Eugene Sach, Martha Sach, Gertrude Schutze, - Wagner, Gertrude Winter, Auguste Ann Schafer and child, Mrs Scholz and child, Minna B Theyer, Eilie Humbert and four children.
Auguste Wirth and child, Clara Laschke and child, Dorothy Wulff and child, Lilian Lehmann and three children, Frauch Wieman and three children. Vlada Kass and child, Frieda Kropp and child, Mrs Pieper and two children, Katherine Ermer and three children.
Elizabeth Stockinger and child, Maud Tuntenhagen and child - Kaufmann, Kercey and child, Ann E Gudeer and child, Ann H Hill, Ada Jung, doris Rendler, Knoringer and child, Lillian Adams and child, Ann Bolius and child, Lisbeth Ankenbrand, Theresa Baur and two children, Grete Haefecke and four children.
Jeanne Pickenbach, Martha Seidel and two children. Valentine Kahl and two children, Minna Langschwager and two children, Hedwig Eckert, Rosie Freudenberg and child, Mary Uschmann, Clara Flaschenberg, Luise Lauterbach, Otille Claudius, Louise Bruhn and two children.
Freda Jepsen, Freda Finger and four children, Minnie Kunze and four children, Jessie Habekost and five children.
Adele Meincke and two children, Anne Thomas and three children, Agnes Nagel and three children, Amaile Freudenberg (Australian girl, SA).
Margarete Rohrmann and one child, Sybil Luedecke and two children, Emmie Lopinot, Grete Mueller and servant, Freda Albert, Lillian Maud Becker, Ann E Dender, Marie L W Drews, Hedwig Hirsch, G Gross and two children.
Sophia Hanke and two children, Minne Kiesel, Kolbe (wife Waldemar), Maria Roesch, Lenora Schittmann, Wilhelmina Schnell and tow children, Anglea Lindstedt and two children, Lilliian Adams.
Ref: Ann McLachlan, & Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924) Wednesday 4 June 1919.
Lueneburg, July 11 1922
Mrs L S Luedecke
Luensburg near Hamburg
Fromme Strasse 3
The Custodian of Enemy Property,
I wrote you on 22 November 21 with regard to the restoration to me of my various shares in Ceylon companies and also of my mortgage on Mr D S Senanayakee's Coconut Estates, but I regret to say that no reply has been received from you to this letter.
Meanwhile things have gone from bad to worse here, and for reasons of utter national disagreement I have at last had to make up my mind to get a divorce from my husband. The matter is now in the hands of my lawyers, and the latter assure me that there will be no difficulties and that the divorce will be granted probably in 2 or 3 months time. My lawyers also inform me that through the divorce I shall be able to regain my British nationality, and thus recover the property which has been seized by you during and after the war.
In this connection I enclose a letter from the Public Trustee in London in which he directs me to apply to you with regard to the recovery of my property in Ceylon, and I am therefore writing to ask you, what steps I shall have to take to have my shares and my mortgage given back to me.
My personal means are very limited and according to my lawyers I may not expect any subsistence from my husband after the divorce has been declared. Therefore, if I could recover my property seized by you it would be a very great help to me and my 2 children, and I shall be glad to have your decision in this matter as soon as possible.
I have also been informed that on 6 April 22 a Bill has been passed in the House of Lords according to which all property up to the value of LStg 5000 shall be given back to English born women who were married to Germans, and from an article in the Law Times I further understand that a Bill has been proposed in the House of Commons to the effect that English born women shall not lose their British nationality through marrying a German.
Would you be so kind enough to let me know how far these Bills would effect my Ceylon property, and at the same time inform me whether this property has already been sold or whether same is still being held by you.
Trusting to receive a reply from you soon
Sgd. L S Luedecke
Leila had an uncle in London under the name of John Boustead with a business with the same name (branches also in Ceylon).
I've found a link with Leilah Sybil's mother Norah Money and the Boustead Family. Ann McL.
Singapore and Free Press Mercantile Advertiser 23 December 1920 page 394
Death of Mr J M Boustead
Messrs Boustead Bros, Colombo on December 5 received a cablegram from London annoucing the death of Mr J M Boustead, partner and Managing Director of the firm which he founded in Ceylon. Mr Boustead, who was born in 1853, was educated at Harrow and University College, Oxford, and rowed for the Oxford eight in 1877, 1878 and 1879 including the dead heat year.
In 1879 he came out to Ceylon to Messrs Lee Hedges and Co with whom he was till 1885. In 1886 he founded the firm of Boustead Bros. In conjunction with Mr Edgar Money, he started the Colombo Electric Tramways about 25 years ago. The late Mr Boustead left Ceylon in 1890 but paid several visits to the island subsequently. He was last there in 1917. His eldest son predeased him in 1905. His other sons are Mr Guy Boustead who is at present in England, Mr Cedric Boustead of Colombo, while another son, Lieut H. A. R. Boustead of the Middlesex and Flying Corps died of wounds in 1917.
Still to establish link with Norah Money and Edgar Money. Ann McL.
From Find My Past
On the 12th May 1949 going to Africa from London
on the Dunmorthe or Dunnothas Castle - Ship
Union Castle Line
Port at which Passengers have contracted to land
Luedecke Mr A B L - 69 (1880 - last piece of information I found had Alfred being born 1879 this would match)
Luedecke Mrs L S - 60 (1889 this is spot on with her date of birth)
Location Deutsche in Luneburg Germany he is a Merchant (last known location for Leila Sybil Luedecke nee Julius was in July-October 1922 in Luneburg)
Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence Kenya
Country of Which Citizen or Subject Germany
Ref: Anne McLachlan 2014
1. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Apsley House Torquay. Leila is recorded as Sybil L a pupil aged 12 born Ramsgate KEN
Leila married Alfred Bernhard Conrad LUEDECKE  [MRIN: 264], son of Adolf LUEDECKER  and Unknown, in 1911. (Alfred Bernhard Conrad LUEDECKE  was born about 1879.)