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EDWIN CHARLES LEADER
Remembered with honour Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery: Plot XVII, Row D, Grave 7.
He enlisted in London, and was formerly Private 3228 6th Battalion London Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 18 August 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Edwin’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Helen (nee BUSHNELL) LEADER of Watford, and the late Charles LEADER.
His parents married 1893 in the Cookham, Berks, district. Charles died 1909 in Watford aged 40, and was buried 31 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Helen remarried 1922 in the Paddington, London, district to Frederick J SMITH; she died 1953 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 9 July, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Edwin was born 1894 in Hollyport or Bray, Berks, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a packer aged 17, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and two siblings.
Unit6th (City of London) Battalion (City of London Rifles)
Date of death09/08/1918
Age at death24
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)