Remembered with honour Northwood Cemetery: Plot B, Grave 153.
He enlisted in London; appears to have no medals, and died at the 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford. Unfortunately, Leonard’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Leonard and Jane (nee LEGERTON) CARTER; husband of Gertrude Annie (nee TAPPENDEN) CARTER.
His parents married 2 May 1874 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts. Leonard died 1887 in the Watford district aged 48.
Leonard was born 1875 in Rickmansworth, and baptised 12 December 1875 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth. He was appointed Postman Rickmansworth to Northwood 14 April 1894, Postman Northwood to Watford October 1900, and Sorting Office Postman Northwood to Watford January 1904. He married 1908 in the West Ashford, Kent, district; they had two children. He resided in Northwood. Gertrude remarried 1918 in the Uxbridge, Middx, district to Frederick T KING.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1881 Census, a scholar aged 6 he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1891 Census, an asbestos mill labourer aged 15, he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his widowed mother and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, a postman aged 25, he lived in Northwood. On the 1911 Census, a postman aged 34, he still lived in Northwood, with his wife and one child.
Date of death03/06/1917
Age at death41
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)