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Leonard SMITH

Lance Corporal 22181 Leonard SMITH of 16th Bn., Cheshire Regiment

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

Of:Commercial Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1900, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Mary Ann Smith and Joseph Hadfield Smith of 52 Clarendon Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:School
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Grave/Panel Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A of the memorial in Thiepval Memorial Somme, France
Link with Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Notes:

Enlisted and died underage.

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

Newspaper Report:
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.
Manchester Evening News, August 24th 1916, Page 2, Column 7.

Two days after this report was published Private Herbert Smith Died of Wounds in Flanders.