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Private PLY/16296 (DEV) Leonard DRYLAND of H.M.S. "Monmouth", Royal Marine Light Infantry

Killed in Action Sunday 1st November 1914, At Sea on the coast of Coronel, Chillie, age 20

Home address:8 Godley Hill, Godley, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1894, Blackley, Lancashire
Parents:Joanna Dryland and William Dryland of 14 Chestham Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Wooden Case Maker
He enlisted in:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, UK,   5
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

He died when the Cruiser on which he served, HMS "Monmouth", was sunk by the German Battle Cruiser Gneisenau on 1st November 1914 during the battle of Coronel, off the coast of Chile.

He received the 1914-15 Star, Victory & British War Medals.