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  • Courtesy of Jim Grundy and facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1915
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Glenfield Leicester
Leonard Arthur Andrews was born in 1884 at Glenfield, Leicestershire, Leoanrd Arthur married his wife Elizabeth Brailsford (born 13th March 1885 Sutton in Ashfield) in 1909, their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they had a daughter born before they were married on 28th September 1909 Gladys Ann Andrews Brailsford, following their marriage they had the following children, Leonard born 9th October 1910, Rose born 8th April 1913 and Arthur born 22nd September 1914, they lived at 71 Allen Street, Hucknall. In the 1911 census the family are living at 43 Ellis Street, East Kirkby and are shown as Arthur Leonard Andrews 27 yrs a coal miner hewer, he is living with his wife Elizabeth 26 yrs and their children Gladys Ann Brailsford Andrews 1 year of age and Leonard Andrews 6 months old.
In 1911 he was a coal miner hewer.
15 Sep 1916
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Lance Corporal
1st Bn Coldstream Guards
Lance Corporal Leonard Arthur Andrews, served as Arthur Andrews and enlisted at Leicester whilst residing at Hucknall he served with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. He landed in France on 30th August 1914, he was killed in action on 15th September 1916. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme.
Following is an extract from the Hucknall Dispatch newspaper , dated 8th March 1917 :- "The first photograph we give here is of Arthur Leonard Andrews, who was a corporal sniper of the Coldstream Guards, in which capacity he has met his death in France. His wife and four children reside in Allen Street, Hucknall; formerly the family resided in Kirkby. "Andrews was a reservist, and when war broke out he had to leave his home then in Bentinck Street, Hucknall, to join his regiment. He was in the early blood-stained battles with our little Army and the onward marching Huns, and when the combatants settled down to trench warfare our hero contracted rheumatic fever. He was so bad that, though men were so sadly needed, he was sent home, and was with his wife and family at Christmas 1914. "Again he went forth to do a further bit for the old country, and after a time is was his sad lot to be wounded. Eventually he recovered from his injuries, and for the third time went forth to conquer or to die. It was his fate to fall on September 15 last. The shock to the wife has been so great that she has borne her grief alone, and it is only now the news is publicly announced" Above extract courtesy of Jim Grundy and face book page from Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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    Leonard Arthur Andrews - Courtesy of Jim Grundy and facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1915