Leopold is remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.


Born: 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 25th May 1917; age 19; Died of Wounds at No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station.


Rank: Pioneer; Service Number: 128533.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 2nd Special Coy.

Formerly 3869, Suffolk Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Trois Arbres Cemetery,






1901   36, Church Lane, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Leopold was 3 years old and living with his widowed mother and step brothers at the home of his mother’s employer.

Thomas Smith, 49, a House Painter, born Framlingham, Suffolk.

Sarah Wilson (nee Glyde ( 1st marriage Warren)), 45, a Housekeeper and Factory Hand, born Ipswich.

Frank Henry Warren, 16, a Grocer’s Porter, born Ipswich.

Bertie John Warren, 14, a Sweet Packer, born Ipswich.


Leopold’s father was Joseph Wilson.


In 1901, Ipswich, Leopold’s mother, Sarah married Thomas Smith – he died in 1906, Ipswich.


1911   4, Burchell’s Yard, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Leopold was 13 years old, a Page Boy – Dentist. He was living with his widowed mother and step brother.

Sarah Smith, 56, a Stay Worker – Stay Factory.

Walter Buckingham Warren, 16, an Errand Boy – Jam Factory, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Sarah Smith – mother.

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