Leonard is remembered on the Britons Pride Oddfellows Lodge war memorial, Ipswich.


Born: 1895, Laxfield, Suffolk.

Died: 7th June 1917; age: 21; KiA.

Residence: Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Enlistment Location: Chichester, West Sussex.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 28209.

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment, 12th Battalion.

Formerly 5216, Royal Sussex Regiment.

12th (Service) Battalion (Bermondsey)
Formed at Bermondsey on 14 May 1915 by the Mayor and Borough.
Moved to Witley in October 1915 and came under orders of 122nd Brigade in 41st Division.
Moved to Marlborough Lines (Aldershot) in February 1916. Landed at Le Havre 2 May 1916.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Voormezeele Cemetery Enclosure No. 3,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas Jarrett Button & Eunice Jane Button, of 15, Susan’s Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex.




1901   2, Sea View Road, Prittlewell, Essex.


Leonard was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Jarrett Drake Button, 33, a Sewing Machine Agent, born Bromswell, Suffolk.

Eunice Jane Button (nee Baker), 45, born Brundish, Suffolk.

Reginald Thomas Cashel Button, 8, born Dorking, Surrey.

Beatrice May Button, 6, born Laxfield, Suffolk.


1911   39, Clarkson Street, Ipswich.


Leonard was 15 years old, a Clerk – Electrical Engineers. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 43, a Sewing Machine Agent – Singer Sewing Machine Company.

Eunice, 55.

Reginald, 18.

Beatrice, 16, a Milliner.


Soldiers’ Effects to Thomas J. Button – father.

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