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Joseph Leonard

after Sep 18821,2 - 8th Nov 19214

Life History

after Sep 1882

Born in Birkenhead.1,2

Birkenhead 1882 Q4 V8a P464


Occupation Labourer.3


Resident in 35 Field Street, Birkenhead.3

8th Nov 1921

Died in Bombay, India.4


9th Nov 1921

Buried in Colaba, Bombay, India.4

Other facts


Other event in Military.3

Joseph was attested as No 4387 of the Cheshire Regiment, 22nd of Foot on the 19th January 1898. He claimed his age to be 17 years 6 months. However he was declared temporarly medically unfit to serve on the 20th January 1898 .

He again attested on the 22 February 1898, this time as 4434 of the 3rd Btn Cheshire Regiment. He claimed his age to be 17 years 7 months and was medically accepted this time.

He was described as five feet six and one half inches tall, weighing 114 pounds, fair complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. He remained with the Cheshire Militia until 3rd October 1898 when he enlisted in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

He attested as No 1146 Kings Royal Rifle Corps for the standard term of twelve years. On this occasion he claimed to be 18 years 4 months old.

He served at home from 3rd October 1898 unti 27th May 1900.

He then travelled to South Africa were he remained until the 28th July 1900 gaining the South Africa medal with "Cape Colony" clasp.

He then served in Ceylon from 29th July 1900 to 7th January 1901.

After which he transferred to India on 8th January 1901. On the 14 August 1906 he was allowed to transfer to the Army Reserve with permission to reside in India. This took effect on 3rd Oct 1906.

He was discharged from the Army Reserve at Bangalore on 2nd October 1910. A total service of 12 years.

He subsequently re-enlisted as a Gunner in the 5th RGA in India.

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