Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Lance Serjeant Leonard TOWNSEND. 11664
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Lance Serjeant Leonard TOWNSEND. 11664.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Sarah E. Townsend, of 30, Harold Rd., Upton Park, London. Was previously Yeo. of Sigs. in H M. Navy. Educated at Ellen St. School, Hove, Sussex. Killed 7 August 1915. Aged 35.
Born Hove, Enlisted London, Wendley.
Commemorated on Panel 55 to 58, HELLES MEMORIAL.
Two of Leonard Townsend's brothers, - Frederick Charles (Royal Naval Division) and John George (Royal Navy) were also killed in the First World War. A fourth brother was killed while serving overseas in China in 1900.
We are extremely grateful to Mark Bunt, Librarian for the Hove Library for providing both the photographs and further information on this soldier. The photos of correspondence to Hove Library in connection with commemoration of Leonard Townsend are shown below. For larger sized images, click on the thumbnails. Close a window that opens to return to this page.
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