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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, age 20

Of: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 on:Grave/Panel 5 of the memorial in Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, UK
Link with Hyde:Lived in Hyde


He served on HMS "Monmouth" which 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.

Some records incorrectly show the address as Godley, Lancashire.   See our notes on County Confusion.