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John Leaver

: 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Regiment : 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Service Number : 26813

Death : 5 April 1917

Age : 21

Buried : I. Q. 1., Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France

Son of Willie and Mary Leaver, of 22, Fletcher St., Nelson, Lancs.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission >>

The Colne and Nelson Times, 27th April 1917

Nelson Soldier Killed
Pte. Jno. Leaver, of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, whose home is at 283, Southfield street, Nelson, has been killed in action. He was 21 years of age.

Victory Medal. Roll J/1/102 Page 2769
British Medal. Roll J/1/102 Page 2769

Formerly No. 1881 of the Denbigh Yeomanry

1901 Census

RG13/3881 folio 26 page 43 schedule 240

Walk Mill, Nelson

Willie Leaver, Head, M, 29, Cotton Weaver, b.Nelson
Mary Leaver, Wife, M, 29, b.Durham, Shildon
George Leaver, Son, 7, b.Nelson
John Leaver, Son, 5, b.Nelson
Aletha M Leaver, Daur, 2, b.Nelson
Ethel Leaver, Daur, 1, b.Nelson

Info kindly supplied by Kris Baxter

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