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He was the 19 year-old son of the late Elizabeth Broadhurst; brother of Gertrude Broadhurst, of 33 Denman Street, Radford, Nottingham.
02 Aug 1917
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Radford Nottingham
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Leonard Broadhurst, enlisted at Nottingham, he served with “A” Company, 17th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Welbeck Rangers),he was killed in action on 2nd August 1917 and having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate.
He had been sent to prison for theft in August 1914 article published 'Nottingham Daily Express,' 29th August 1914 :- “Exemplary punishment was meted out at the court to a youth of 17 years named Leonard Broadhurst, a labourer, of 4, Ossington-street, who was charged with a series of thefts from allotment gardens at Radford. Mr. R. A. Young, who prosecuted behalf of the Aspley Allotment Garden Holders’ Association, said there had been a good deal of pilfering in the allotments recently a result of which the allotment-holders would have to bear an expenditure of about £10 in order to repair their sheds. In passing sentence of two months’ imprisonment, the chairman said that this robbery from men who could so ill afford losses was highly discreditable. He hoped the present case would serve as a warning to other people.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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