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  • Courtesy of Jim Grundy and facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1915
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Glenfield Leicester
He was the husband of Elizabeth Andrews and the father of Gladys and Leonard Andrews.
In 1911 he was a coal miner hewer.
15 Sep 1916
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Lance Corporal
1st Bn Coldstream Guards
L/Cpl. Leonard Arthur Andrews, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, was killed in action on 15th September 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme.
Following is an extract from the Hucknall Dispatch newspaper , dated 8th March 1917 :- "The first photograph we give here is of Arthur Leonard Andrews, who was a corporal sniper of the Coldstream Guards, in which capacity he has met his death in France. His wife and four children reside in Allen Street, Hucknall; formerly the family resided in Kirkby. "Andrews was a reservist, and when war broke out he had to leave his home then in Bentinck Street, Hucknall, to join his regiment. He was in the early blood-stained battles with our little Army and the onward marching Huns, and when the combatants settled down to trench warfare our hero contracted rheumatic fever. He was so bad that, though men were so sadly needed, he was sent home, and was with his wife and family at Christmas 1914. "Again he went forth to do a further bit for the old country, and after a time is was his sad lot to be wounded. Eventually he recovered from his injuries, and for the third time went forth to conquer or to die. It was his fate to fall on September 15 last. The shock to the wife has been so great that she has borne her grief alone, and it is only now the news is publicly announced" Above extract courtesy of Jim Grundy and face book page from Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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    Leonard Arthur Andrews - Courtesy of Jim Grundy and facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1915