Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 19 and 33.
He enlisted in Greenwich, London; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action at Ypres. Unfortunately, Leonard’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Jane (nee BODSWORTH) and the late Joseph KEEN; husband of Daisy Elizabeth (nee KEEN) KEEN of Leighton Buzzard, Beds.
His parents married 1872 in the Winslow, Bucks, district. Joseph died 1889 in the Winslow district aged 40. Jane remarried 1899 in the Winslow district to Thomas KEEN, and died 1919 in the Winslow district aged 70.
Leonard was born 1882 in Stewkley, Bucks. He was appointed Assistant Postman Watford January 1914, and Postman Watford May 1914. He married 1914 in the Leighton Buzzard district, and resided in Leighton Buzzard.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 8 he lived in Stewkley, with his widowed mother and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, an ordinary agricultural labourer aged 17, he still lived in Stewkley, with his ‘parents’ and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers aged 28, he was stationed in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.
Date of death11/11/1914
Age at death31
Place of death
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- 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)
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