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Leonard Cecil Moult would appear to be the son of Charles Moult and Rose Flora Turner who married in the Basford registration district in 1892. The lack of certainty arises because the Moult family failed to be included in 1901 census. In 1911 they were living at 31 Redoubt Street, Radford. Leonard Cecil Moult wasn’t listed among them but this was because he was staying with his maternal grandfather, George Turner, who lived at 7 Garfield Road, Radford. It looks as if Leonard Cecil had been disowned by his parents as 7 Garfield Road was stated to be his home address in the death notice placed in the local newspaper and it was only his grandfather, aunts, uncles and cousins who were mentioned [n.e.p.24.8.1916]. The only relative listed by the CWGC was his aunt Miss Kate Turner, who was still living at 7 Garfield Road, Radford. His grandfather, George Copeland Turner, died at Nottingham aged 90 in 1928. If his parentage has been correctly identified Leonard Cecil (b.1896) had a number of brothers and sisters. They included: Hilda (b.1895), Harry (b.1900), Harold (b.1901), Albert (b.1907) and Lily (b.1911). Charles Moult who was a platelayer, died at Nottingham, aged 84, in 1949. His wife, Rose Flora, outlived her husband, dying in Nottingham aged 90, in 1963
In 1911 he worked as a layer on at a print works.
07 Aug 1916
592826 - CWGC Website
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Leonard Moult, enlisted at Nottingham and served with 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment (Welbeck Rangers), he was killed in action on 7th August 1916 and is buried in Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.(grave ref II.B.22)
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged), 18 September 1916: 'Private L Moult (Sherwood Foresters), Garfield Road, Nottingham, killed in action August 7th.' In memoriam published 7th August 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MOULT. – In loving memory of Private Leonard Moult, Sherwoods, aged 20, who was killed in action August 7th, 1916. They miss him most who loved him best. – Aunt Kate, granddad, uncle, and cousins.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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