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Great Eversden Cambridgeshire
Alfred was born in 1884 at Great Eversden, Cambridge, he married his wife Ada Rushby (born 20th March 1884 ) in 1905, their marriage was recorded in the Bingham Registration district they lived at 14 Long Row, Newark. They had the following children James Arthur born 10th May 1906 Kneeton, Daisy Elizabeth born 9th January 1907 Kneeton, Reginald born 11th March 1908 Hawton, Richard born 27th July 1909 Hawton and Lucy b1911 Hawton and John Thomas born 22nd August 1912 Hawton they lived at 14 Long Row, Farndon. In the 1911 census they family are living at Hawton village and are shown as Alfred Leader 27 yrs a cowman on a farm, he is living with his wife Ada 27 yrs and their children, James Arthur 5 yrs, Daisy Elizabeth 4 yrs, Reginald 3 yrs, Richard 1 year and Lucy 3 months of age. Following his death his widow was awarded a pension of 39 shillings and 11 pence commencing 4th November 1918.
He was a cowman on a farm in the 1911 census
18 Apr 1918
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1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Alfred Leader enlisted at Newark, in October 1914 and served with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed on 18th April 1918 whilst taking a wagon up the line when a shell burst over the convoy. He is buried in Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
“The name of Alfred Leader also appears on the War Memorial in Farndon Village Memorial Hall. In 1914 he was a resident of Hawton. By the end of the Great War the family had moved to Farndon. After the Great War his name was put on the Hawton memorial reflecting his residential status when he enlisted. By 1951 when the Farndon Village War Memorial board was made, the family was regarded as a Farndon family and his name was added to the Farndon list.” Article published 1st May 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Husband of Mrs Leader, 14 Long Row, Newtown, Newark. Prior to the war worked for Mr Farrow of Hawton and joined the 1/8th Sherwood Foresters in Oct. 1914. He had been in France three years and was home on leave a month ago. Killed whilst taking a wagon up the line when a shell burst over the convoy. A letter of condolence was received from Captain C.C. Tomlinson.
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