Born: 11th June 1880, Woolwich, Kent.

Died: 27th September 1914; age 33; Died of Wounds.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.

Rank: Driver; Service Number: 29203

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, 3rd Brigade, Ammunition Column.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:


Terlincthun British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & Maria Leftly, of North Woolwich, London; husband of Martha Hannah Taylor (formerly Leftly), of 11, Albert Street, Ipswich.




1881   8, Upper Elm Grove Street, Plumstead, Kent.


Henry was 10 months old and living with his parents & sisters.

Robert Leftly, 32, an Iron Furner, born Charlton, Kent.

Maria Leftly (nee Baalham), 28, born Polstead, Suffolk.

Minnie Lydia Leftly, 8, born Plumstead, Kent.

Bella Ellen Leftly, 7, born Plumstead.

Elizabeth Mallissia Leftly, 5, born Plumstead.

Priscilla Eleanor Leftly, 3, born Plumstead.


1901   62, Formount Road, Plumstead, Kent.


Henry was 20 years old, a General Labourer at the Royal Arsenal. He was living with his uncle, 30 year old, Arthur Leftly, an Examiner at the Royal Arsenal & his family.


1911   The Potash Cottage, Bentley, Suffolk.


Henry was 29 years old, a Labourer on a Farm. He was married & Head of the Household.

Martha, 26.

Henry, 1.


In 1904, Ipswich, Henry married Martha Hannah Johnson, born 1883, Walton, Suffolk. They had 2 sons:

Henry Albert Leftly, 1910, Woolwich, Kent.

George W. Leftly, born 1911, Bentley, Suffolk. George died in February 1944, Italy he was a Sergeant – Royal Artillery.


Henry’s father Robert Leftly died, 1888, Maidstone, Kent. His mother re-married in 1893 to Walter Spackman, born 1861, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.


Henry left Sutton School before attending Plumstead High Street School, Greenwich. His first day was the 9th September 1893 and he was expected to leave on the 1st September 1893. Walter Spackman was recorded as his step father and the family were leaving at 46, Hartville Road.

Henry is also remembered on St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial

Royal Horse Artillery, 3rd Brigade, Ammunition Column:



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