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  • 12408 L/Cpl Leonard Harris killed in action 9 August 1915 and commemorated on the Helles Memorial Gallipoli. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse. Photo Steve Morse
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Wakefield, Yorkshire
He was the son of William and Alice Harris. In 1911 he lived with his widowed mother at 25 Sherwood Drive Shirebrook Mansfield He was living at Mapperley at the time of his enlistment, he was the son of Alice Elizabeth Badger, formerly Harris. His mother married Harold Badger, 14 years her junior, in 1913 who was lodging with the Harris family in Shirebrook at the time of the 1911 Census. They had had a son, Harry, born in 1912.
He was a colliery office boy.
09 Aug 1915
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694361 - CWGC Website
12408
Newark
Lance Corporal
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Corporal Leonard Harris, served with the 9th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 9th August 1915 in the attack at Ismail Oglu Tepe, (Chocolate Hill), Gallipoli, Turkey. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
In memoriam notice published 9th August 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HARRIS. – Killed in action, August 9th, 1915, Lance-Corporal Leonard Harris, aged 19 years, 9th Sherwood Foresters. Sleep on, my dear son, in an unknown grave, a grave I shall never see, but as long as my life and memory last, I shall always remember thee. – From his sorrowing mother and family.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • 12408 L/Cpl Leonard Harris killed in action 9 August 1915 and commemorated on the Helles Memorial Gallipoli. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse. Photo Steve Morse
    Leonard Harris name on Memorial - 12408 L/Cpl Leonard Harris killed in action 9 August 1915 and commemorated on the Helles Memorial Gallipoli. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse. Photo Steve Morse
  • Photograph showing the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli where Leonard Harris is commemorated, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Leonard Harris - Photograph showing the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli where Leonard Harris is commemorated, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918