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.



Grave Reference:


Sittard War Cemetery,




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.




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.

Mr. Michel Velema adopted Leonard Scrutton’s grave in 2020.


One Comment

  • registered in the adoption registry as an adopter of LEONARD
    FRANCIS SCRUTTON. You will find this grave monument in row E 03 of the British
    cemetery at the Kromstraat in Sittard


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