Born: 1883, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Died sometime between: 31st March – 5th April 1918; age: 34; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Norwich, Norfolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 2nd May 1915 – France.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 1094

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial  Reference:

Pozieres Memorial,






1891   13, Wilberforce Street, Ipswich.


Leonard was 7 years old and living with his widowed father & siblings.

Frederick Alfred Flower, 44, a Painter & Grainer – own account, born Walton, Suffolk.

Ethel May Flower, 16, the Housekeeper, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Percy Frederick Flower, 13, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.


1901   399, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


Leonard was 17 years old, a House Painter & Decorator. He was living with his father & sister.

Frederick, 55, a House Painter & Decorator – own account.

Ethel, 26.


1911   15, Wilberforce Street, Ipswich.


Leonard was 28 years old, a Labourer at a Timber Saw Mill. He was living with his father.

Frederick, 65, a House Painter.


Leonard’s mother was Amelia Flowers (nee Howes), born 1848, Bramford – died 1884, Ipswich.


Leonard and his partner, Caroline Woods, born October 1884, Ipswich had 1 son together:

Leonard Herbert Woods, born June 1907, Ipswich.

Caroline and baby Leonard lived with Caroline’s widowed mother, Margaret Woods (nee Gardiner), at the family home – 84 Woodhouse Street, St Clements, Ipswich. In 1913, Caroline married widower, Harry Gooch Noy, born 1872, Ipswich.

Caroline Noy was included in Leonard’s pension as the mother and guardian of his illegitimate son.


Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick A. Flower – father.


East Surrey Regiment, 8th Battalion:

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