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Leonard SMITH

Lance Corporal 22181 Leonard SMITH
16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Killed in Action,   Wednesday 19th July 1916,   France,   age 16

Home address:Commercial Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1900, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Mary Ann Smith and Joseph Hadfield Smith
52 Clarendon Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,
pier 3, face C.
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Enlisted and died underage.

Brother to Private 1252 Ernest Mitchell Smith, Private 18923 Herbert Smith, and Private 1592 Harold Smith.

From the Manchester Evening News, 24th August 1916, page 2, column 7:

Private Leonard Smith, Commercial Brow, Hyde, Killed on July 19. His mother is a widow, and had lost two other sons in the war - Private Harold Smith, killed in February, 1915; and Private Ernest Smith, killed in the following August; while another son, Private Herbert Smith, is now fighting in France.

Two days after the above report was published the fourth brother, Private Herbert Smith, died of wounds in Flanders.