Private LEONARD JAMES SPRINGETT (photo added)

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Rank Private
Forenames LEONARD JAMES
Surname SPRINGETT (photo added)
Initials L J
Place of Birth BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Saturday, 07 July 1917
Date of Death Sunday, 30 July 1944
Age 27
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 5115356
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 1/7 Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (59th Staffordshire Infantry Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location II. C. 19.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF ALFRED JAMES SPRINGETT AND ETTA LILIAN SPRINGETT, OF BIRMINGHAM; HUSBAND OF DORIS WINIFRED SPRINGETT, OF ERDINGTON, BIRMINGHAM.

Additional Information

LEONARD JAMES SPRINGETT was born in Aston, Birmingham. He enlisted on 5th February 1940. He was killed in action on the same day as his friend Private GEORGE BUNN and their commanding officer Captain WILLIAM NEWSOME BUSHILL.1

 

 

 

References
1. Additional information kindly provided by Dee Springett, Niece of Private LEONARD JAMES SPRINGETT.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: Dee Springett, Niece of Private LEONARD JAMES SPRINGETT.
Individual photograph: Dee Springett, Niece of Private LEONARD JAMES SPRINGETT.
Additional photographs provided by: Carl Shilleto
Additional information provided by: Dee Springett, Niece of Private LEONARD JAMES SPRINGETT.

 

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What other people have said

Australia

Elaine Springett

Dearest Uncle Len, you will be hopefully pleased to know that your brother's daughter Elaine (that's me) has a little girl called Summer aged 7. Tomorrow on Anzac Day, she will be talking about her relatives who lost their lives in the war. We love you very much. x

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015
UK

Dee Springett

Uncle Len, I never knew you but your brother has kept your memory alive. We are all so proud of you and the ultimate sacrifice you made.Gone, but never forgotten RIP

On Friday, February 7, 2014
UK

Stanley Springett

Dear brother, not a day goes by when I do not think of you and the sacrifice you made.

On Friday, February 7, 2014
Puçol

Juan Muñoz Gomez

RESPECT AND HONOR.RIP

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014
USA

Betty Albright

What a tragedy that his buddy and the officer were killed the same day. He was so young and it was truly a sad day when he was KIA. May he rest eternally in peace. What a hero.

On Monday, February 3, 2014