Lance Corporal 26629
19th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.)
Leonard Cresswell died on Monday, 25th March 1918, aged 25 years, and was buried in ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, Somme, France.
He was born c1893 at Alfreton, Derbys, to parents Stephen John & Mary Cresswell. Stephen Cresswell was a Colliery Deputy, who was originally born in Alfreton. His wife, Mary, was a native of Shirland, near Alfreton. The family lived in Alfreton until just before the 1901 census, when they resided in Sutton-in-Ashfield. By the time of Leonard's death they were living at 9 Edward Street, East Kirkby, Notts.
Notts Free Press - In Memoriam - 28th March 1919
‘Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-19 – Part 49 The Sherwood
Leonard. Born Alfreton, Derbys, enlisted Mansfield (resides East Kirkby, Notts).
19th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.). L/Cpl
26629, Died of wounds, France & Flanders, 25th March 1918.
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