Born: 1891, Highgate, Middlesex.

Died: 23rd August 1918; age 27; KiA – served 2 years & 300 days.

Residence: 1, Dyke Street, Ipswich.


First Enlistment Details: Location: Woolwich: Date: 29th January 1909 – enlisted for 6 years. Gunner – Royal Horse Artillery. Next of Kin: father – Samuel Daniel Lennard & eldest brother – William Alfred Lennard of 13, Little Queen Street, Ipswich.


Discharged: 13th July 1910 – ‘J’ Battery – served 1 year & 166 days.


Second Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 28th October 1915; Age: 25 years & 11 months; Occupation: Groom; Religion: C of E. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 11 ins.



Tynemouth – 19th April 1916 – Absent Without Leave from 9.30pm – 19th April 1916 – 8.52am – 21st April 1916 – reprimanded & forfeits 3 days pay.

Lemmington – 4th June – 1916 – 1. Absent Without Leave from 9.30am – 11.40pm.

  1. Resisting Escort.
  2. Using obsence language in a public thoroughfare – severely reprimanded.


Promoted to Sergeant 1st August 1916.


Embarked – Southampton – 9th August 1916 – Disembarked – Harvre – 10th August 1916. Shell Shock – 26th May 1917 – rejoined unit 5th June 1917 – allocated new reg: 282612. Leave to UK – Boulogne 6th July 1917 – 16th July 1917.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 282612

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 142nd Siege Battery.

Formerly SR-7612, Gunner, RGA.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Albert’s body was exhumed, and identified by a cross on the grave, and then re-buried:


Grave Reference:


Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,





1901   New Foundry Inn, 30, Bath Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 9 years old and living with his parents & sister at the home and business of his brother.

William Alfred Lennard, 21, a Licensed Victualler – own account, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Samuel Daniel Lennard, 44, a Grocer’s Manager, born Hollesley, Suffolk.

Catherine Lennard (nee Birch), 44, born Bramford.

Edith Florence Lennard, 18, a Draper’s Assistant, born Ipswich.


1911   3, Alpe Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 20 years old, a Cycle Dealer. He was living with his widowed father at the home of his uncle.

Thomas Phillip Cooper, 72, a Retired Grocer, born Badley, Suffolk.

Samuel, 54, a Cycle Dealer – own account.

1 housekeeper.


Albert’s mother, Catherine Lennard, died 1901, Ipswich.


On the 4th July 1917, Ipswich, Albert married, Maude Beatrice Harmer, born 1887, Ipswich.

They had 2 children:

Bertie Leonard Harmer Lennard, born November 1914, Ipswich.

Edith F. Lennard, born April 1918, Ipswich.


Albert’s personal property was returned to his family on the 23rd November 1918, items included photos, small photo case and business cards.


On the 14th March 1922 Albert’s Victory & British War medals were received by his widow Maude Lennard.


Soldiers’ Effects to Maude B. Lennard – widow.


Royal Garrison Artillery, 142nd Siege Battery:




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