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  • John and Catherine Cole outside 48, Brushfield Strret, Hyson Green, Nottingham.
Person Details
Halesworth, Suffolk
Leonard James Cole was bon in 1895 at Halesworth, Suffolk and was the son of John a coal merchant and Catherine Cole née Leech of 48 Brushfield Street Hyson Green Nottingham. His father John was born in 1860 at Halesworth and his mother Catherine Dinah Leech was born in 1863 at Redishaw, Suffolk, they went on to marry in 1883 at Blything Suffolk, they went on to have 7 children all of whom were born in Halesworth, they were , Ada b1884, John b1888, Charles b1890, William b1893, Leonard James b1895, Ernest b1896 and Doris b1900. In the 1911 census the family are living at 4 Bungay Road, Halesworth, Suffolk and are shown as John 51 yrs a coal merchant, he is living with his wife Catherine 48 yrs and their children, Leonard 16 yrs an apprentice motor body maker, Ernest 15 yrs a news boy, Doris 11 yrs a scholar.
In the 1911 census he is shown as an apprentice motor body maker at carriage works.
26 Sep 1917
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Sergeant
Suffolk Regiment
Sergeant Leonard James Cole enlisted at Ipswich and served with the 4th battalion Suffolk Regiment. He was killed in action on 26th August 1917, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cott Memorial, Somme.
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  • John and Catherine Cole outside 48, Brushfield Strret, Hyson Green, Nottingham.
    Photo courtesy of Andy Best - John and Catherine Cole outside 48, Brushfield Strret, Hyson Green, Nottingham.