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He was the son of John Joseph and Millicent Townsend; husband of Lucy Sabrina Townsend, all of 16 Fretwell Street, Hyson Green.
He was a coal miner
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Royal Garrison Artillery
Bombardier John Leonard Townsend, attested at Nottingham on 9th December 1915. Mobilised on 15th June 1916, he landed in France on 3rd February 1917. He served with 254th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, he was killed in action on 12th July 1917. He is buried in Canada Farm Cemetery.
In memoriam published 12th July 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- TOWNSEND. – In loving memory of Bdr. Leonard Townsend, R.G.A., Hyson Green, killed in action July 12th, 1917, aged 24 years. A year has passed since that sad day when God called our dear one away. God took him home, it was His will; forget him, no, we never will. – From his sorrowing wife, father, mother, sister, and brothers.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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