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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Menin Road South Military  Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Nottingham
Leonard Cosway was born in 1876 in Nottingham and was the son of Frederick a foreman lace dresser and Annie Cosway née Thorpe of 30 Beverley Street, St Ann's , Nottingham. His father Frederick was born in 1853 in Tiverton, Devon and his mother Annie Thorpe was born in 1854 in Nottingham, they were married on 14th December 1875 in Nottingham and went on to have the following children all born in Nottingham, Leonard b1876, Louis b1878, Herbert Allen b1880, Minnie b1884, Eleanor b1886, Emily b1889 and Frederick Victor b1897. His father Frederick died in 1897 in Nottingham , he was 43 yrs old. Leonard married his wife Eliza Ann Cavey in Nottingham in 1907 she had previously been married and brought 5 children to the marriage, they had a child of their own Florence Ann born 1909 in Stapleford. In 1911 census they lived at 25 Eaton Road Stapleford Nottinghamshire and are shown as Leonard 37 yrs a scavenger working for the county council he is living with his wife Elizabeth 41 yrs born Burton upon Trent and his step children, Arthur Henry 16 yrs a foundry worker, Ethel Elizabeth 14 yrs a spring mattress maker, Walter 12 yrs a scholar, Ernest 10 yrs a scholar, Doris 8 yrs and their daughter Florence Annie 2 yrs. His stepson Arthur Henry Cavey was killed in action 7/7/1916.
In 1911 he was a scavenger.
16 Jan 1916
95999 - CWGC Website
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Lance Corporal
12th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
L/Cpl. Leonard Cosway, 12th (Pioneer) Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action 16th January 1916. He is buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery.
In memoriam published 16th January 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “COSWAY. – In loving memory of Lance-Corporal Leonard Cosway, killed in action January 16th, 1916. Remembered by Sister Emily, Aunt Alice, and Cousin Annie. Duty nobly done.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Menin Road South Military  Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Leonard Cosway - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Menin Road South Military Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle