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  • 21616 L/Cpl Leonard Whitworth was killed in action in trenches St Laurent area of Lens France. Buried in Loos British Cemetery, grave XX.E.12. Visited wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
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Walesby, Nottinghamshire
Leonard Whitworth was born in 1884 at Walesby and was the son of George a wheelwright and Mary Whitworth née Heeds of Yew Cottage, Walesby. His father George was born in 1854 at Walesby and his mother Mary Heeds was born in 1859 at Ordsall, they were married in 1885 and went on to have the following children, Edith b1878, George b1880, Richard b1881, Eliza b1883, Leonard b1884, Sarah b1885, Emma b1886, Harry b1888, Mabel b1895 and Eva b1900, all were born in Walesby. Leonard married his wife Kate Snart (born 11th August 1882 ) in 1906, their marriage was recorded in the Mansfield Registration district, they went on to have a daughter Edna May Whitworth born 24th December 1908 they lived at 41 Derby Street, Mansfield. In the 1911 census the family were living on Main Street Farnsfield and were shown as Leonard Whitworth 27 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Kate 28 yrs and their daughter Edna May 2 yrs of age. In the same 1911 census his parents are living at Yew Cottage Walesby and are shown as George 57 yrs a wheelwright, he is living with his wife Mary 51yrs and their children, Harry 23 yrs an estate joiner, Mabel 16 yrs and Eva 11 yrs old. His probate was proven at Nottingham on 28th May 1918 and shows him as Leonard Whitworth of 43 Cromwell Street, Mansfield, Lance Corporal in H.M.Army, died on 12th December 1917, his effects of £39 6 shillings and 5 pence were left to Kate Whitworth his widow.
In 1901 he was a livery stables groom and a coal miner in 1911.
12 Dec 1917
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21616
Lance Corporal
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Corporal Leonard Whitworth enlisted at Mansfield and served with the 9th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he entered theatre (France) after 1 January 1916. After fighting at Messines and 3rd Ypres twice, the battalion moved south with rest billets at Noeux-Les-Mines, reserve at Cite St. Pierre and the front line Lens St Laurent. It would be a winter of holding the front line and raiding. The battalion occupied the front line trenches from 10th to 13th December and on 12th the enemy laid down a heavy trench mortar barrage on the front and support lines. Only two casualties were recorded and both died, one being Leonard. He was buried in Loos British Cemetery, grave XX,E.12 Research John Morse
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  • 21616 L/Cpl Leonard Whitworth was killed in action in trenches St Laurent area of Lens France. Buried in Loos British Cemetery, grave XX.E.12. Visited wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Leonard Whitworth grave - 21616 L/Cpl Leonard Whitworth was killed in action in trenches St Laurent area of Lens France. Buried in Loos British Cemetery, grave XX.E.12. Visited wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse