William Francis LeCompte was born 17 Jan 1887 in Baltimore, MD, son of William Breerwood LeCompte. His passport application of 1921 details how he became a soldier for the British empire during WWI. He married Adelaide Thomas in a "Countess of Huntingdon" chapel in December 1915. Together they had two children. While working in France, he inexplicably decided not to return to his family in Britain, and instead returned to America with a second wife named Celine. As of the 1930 census, they were living in Baltimore, MD.