Private Leonard Smith

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

29 Apr 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


CWGC archives , 1st January 1970

Pte Leonard Smith MM, 35961, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in the Battle of Arras on or just before April 29th, 1917. He was aged 29 and born in Peterborough.

Although his name is included on the Luton Roll of Honour, there is no accompanying Luton address. With no local Press reports of his death, his Luton connection is not clear.

In the 1911 Census he is described as a tailor's presser living in Leicester with Martha Alice (nee Trowell) whom he married about a year previously. The couple were to have three children.

Author: Deejaya

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