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.


Grave Reference:IMG_6717


Ipswich Old Cemetery,




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.



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