Ginelack/Ginelach, L F L
LESLIE FREDERICK LAWRENCE GINELACK
Remembered with honour Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot I, Row B, Grave 22.
He enlisted at Sun Street, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 8 December 1915, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Leslie’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Leslie in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 30 September 1916.
Son of Frederick William and Emily Elizabeth (nee WHITE) GINELACK of Watford.
His parents married 9 May 1885 at St John the Baptist, Kentish Town, London. Frederick died 6 April 1930 in Watford aged 68, and was buried 10 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Emily died 22 April 1940 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 25 April, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Leslie was born 3 August 1896 in Watford, and baptised 25 October 1896 at Christ Church, Watford. He attended Alexandra School, Watford, from 10 January 1905 to 31 July 1909. He resided in Watford, and worked as a clerk for the London and North Western Railway Company.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit7th (City of London) Battalion
Date of death18/09/1916
Age at death20
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)