Born: December 30, 1887, Chagford, Devon, England.
Died: August 24, 1962, near Ottery, Devon, England.
Buried: St. John the Evangelist churchyard, Tipton St. John, Devon, England.
Ley trained as a chorister at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, as a music scholar at Uppingham, the Royal College of Music, and as an organ scholar at Keble College, Oxford.
He was precentor of Radley College; organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford (1909–26); choragus of the University, Oxford; professor of the organ at the Royal College of Music (1919); and organist at Eton College.