Born: 1897, Norwich, Norfolk.
Died: 31st August 1916; age 19; Died of Wounds – Gun Shot Wound of Head and Cerebral Abscesses, at the 1st Southern General Hospital, Dudlley Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Informant: M. Thomas – Matron.
Residence: 9, Parade Road, Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 27th October 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 3504
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter & Emily Louisa Francis, of 9, Parade Road, Ipswich.
1901 Hutland Road, Ipswich.
Leonard was 3 years old and living with his mother, maternal aunt & cousin.
Emily Louisa Francis, 38, born Ipswich.
Laura M. Smith, 18, born Ipswich.
Olive E. Smith, 4 months, born Ipswich.
1911 The Vicarage, Wherstead, Suffolk.
Leonard was 13, a Servant – Gardener’s Boy – Domestic. He & his parents were the servants for 48 year old, Edwin Coupland Aspinall, a Clerk in Holy Orders.
Walter Uriah Francis, 48, a Gardener, born Great Bricett, Suffolk.
Emily, 46, a Cook.
1 other servant – housemaid.
Soldiers’ Effects to Emily Louisa Francis – mother.
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion: