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Nottingham
He was the eldest son of Richard and Elizabeth Garton of 40 Radford Boulevard, Nottingham. He was the brother of Lily and Doris Garton. His father predeceased him. Leonard was engaged to Mary.
30 Mar 1918
30
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78970
Private
1/7th Bn Durham Light Infantry
He enlisted (37423) into the East Yorkshire Regiment 7/2/1915 1nd was transferred next day to the Reserve. He was mobilsed and poated 4/3/1916 but re-transferred to the Reserve 6/3/1916. He was re-mobilised 3/4/1917 and posted to the Depot 16/4/1917. He was posted to 2/5th Bn 20/4/1917 and embarked from the UK 3/1/1918. He was transferred to the Durham Light Infantry and posted to 7th Bn 6/1/1918. He died of wounds in 6th General Hospital, France. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Grave Reference: P IX E 6B
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 4 April 1918: 'Garton. Died of wounds in hospital March 30th 1918, Private Leonard Garton, age 30, eldest son of Mrs Garton, 40 Radford Boulevard. Mother, sisters, brothers, fiancée Mary.' Brian Szowkomud contributed to this page.
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