Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

Leonard Crump

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission only records the death of one Leonard Crump.

Leonard Charles Crump was born at Upton-on-Severn in 1893. He was the son of Walter Crump and his wife Rosina. By 1911 the seventeen-year-old Leonard was living at Park Gate Lodge, Penkridge, Staffordshire, where he was working as a gardener.

Leonard's connection with Stockton has yet to be established, but it seems likely that he worked for a while as a gardener at Apley Hall. However, when he enlisted (probably early in 1915) he gave his place of residence as Ullesthorpe, Leicestershire. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his parents' address as Claybrook Parva, Rugby.

Leonard served with the 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He went to France at the end of December, 1915, and died of wounds on 17th July, 1916. He was probably injured during the Battle of Albert (the opening phase of the Battle of the Somme). He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Lance Corporal Leonard Crump, 20339, Leicestershire Regiment, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.

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