Image from 1945 Evening Star newspaper.
Born: 22nd November 1911, Norwich, Norfolk.
Died: 21st January 1945; age: 33; KiA.
Residence: 8, Great Colman Street, Ipswich.
Employed: as a Packer in the Export Shop of the Manganese Brass and Bronze Works, Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 14655932.
Regiment: Manchester Regiment, 7th Battalion – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of Stanislaus Osborn Scrutton, of Henniker Road, Ipswich & Alice Ellen Scrutton; husband of Vera Frances Scrutton, of Ipswich.
Father: Stanislaus Osborn Scrutton, born 1877, Norwich, Norfolk – Tallow Chandler Manufacturers Clerk.
Mother: Alice Ellen Scrutton (nee Hardiment), born 1879, Norwich, Norfolk – died 1930, at 28, Muriel Road, Norwich, Norfolk.
In 1936, Ipswich, Leonard married Vera Frances Heath, born October 1913, Norfolk – daughter of Ernest James Heath, an assurance agent and Maud Mary Heath (nee Hendry), of 13, Christchurch Street, Ipswich.
They had 1 daughter:
Hazel Mary Scrutton, born October 1936, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Leonard was a Packer – Metal Mill – Export Shop. He was living with his wife and daughter at their family home – 87B, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.
Vera, a Ladies Hairdresser.
In 2020, local families adopted graves at Sittard War Cemetery in respect of the sacrifice made in the liberation of Holland and Europe during WW2.