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Nottingham
Leonard Clifford Salisbury was born in 1890 at Nottingham and was the son of Arthur William Salisbury a lace dresser and Lucy Salisbury née Smith of 61 Bloomsgrove Street, Radford, Nottingham. His father Arthur William was born in 1861 at Radford, his mother Lucy Ann Smith was born in 1862 at Leicester, they were married in 1885 at Nottingham and went on to have the following children, Harold b1885, Ada b1888, Arthur William b1890 and Leonard Clifford b1893 at Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 61 Bloomsgrove Street, Radford, Nottingham and are shown as Arthur William 50 yrs a lace dressers labourer, he is living with his wife Lucy Ann 49 yrs and their children Arthur William 21 yrs a lace dresser and Leonard 18 yrs a lace threader, also living at the address is their married daughter Ada Palethorpe 24 yrs and her family.
He was a threader in the lace trade.
09 Oct 1917
25
828558 - CWGC Website
6492
Private
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Private Leonard Salisbury enlisted at Nottingham, he initially served with the service number 6537 in the King's Royal Rifle Corps , he was serving with the 15th battalion Machine Gun Corps when he was killed in action on 9th October 1917. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
His older brother Pte. 4187 Arthur William Salisbury, enlisted at Nottingham whilst residing at Radford, he served with the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), he was killed in action on 26th August 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
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