Project Description

CHARLES EDGAR LEESE 1894–1930

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Born 16 April 1894 Stafford

Married 1920 to Olive Annie Mann, Basford District

Died 1930, Bingham district

Unable to trace on 1901 and 1911 Censuses

Employed at Notts.County Asylum (Saxondale) (employment dates unknown) and is listed in their records as a temporary attendant who served in the Armed Forces.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 30468 (W.Yorks) then 210475 (Lab.Corps)

Military Unit: 22nd Labour Battalion,West Yorkshire Regiment then Labour Corps

Theatre of War: France

07.12.15: Attested at Carlton, Notts and placed on Class B Army Reserve 360th Res. E Company. 5ft 8½in, lightbrown hair, brown eyes, weight 134 lbs, chest 35¾ins. Occupation: Asylum attendant, previously worked in cotton factory. Living at 25 Knight Street, Netherfield, Nottingham. Occupation: timber carrier.

25.03.16: Posted to the Sherwood Foresters

16.04.16: Transferred to West Yorks (Service No: 30468)

11.05.16: France

16.12.16: Admitted to 5 Australian Field Ambulance with P.U.O. (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin), then to 15 Australian Field Ambulance same day

17.12.16: Admitted to 36 Casualty Clearing Station with P.U.O.

18.12.16: Admitted to 2 Canadian Hospital, Le Tréport

14.01.17: Transferred to England per Hospital Ship

16.01.17: In  hospital for nineteen days. Operation for varicocoele

16.03.17: Admonished for untidy kit, Whitley Bay

22.05.17:  Transferred to 297 Reserve Employment Company

16.10.17: Posted to 512 Home Service Employment Company, Newark

07.03.18: Posted to Labour Centre

09.03.18: Transferred to 360 Reserve Employment Company (Service No: 210475)

06.05.18: Discharged from the Army as “no longer fit for war Service” after a Medical Board assessment at the Military Hospital, Ripon. It was noted that his weak chest was due to work in a cotton factory. Tubercle bacilli found  in sputum.

Disability due to exposure on active service. Degree of disablement 100%

Disability due to active service; he received a pension of 27 shillings 6d (£1. 37p) per week from 7 May 1918

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory, Silver War Badge

From UK WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards:

Pension commenced 07.12.18

He was awarded a pension of 32 shillings for 80% disablement due to tuberculosis of the lungs while undergoing treatment, then a full pension for 100% disablement (amount illegible) from 11.05.21 to 08.11.21. No further details of pension are given. His address on the card was changed later to 142 Curzon Street, Netherfield.

His widow Olive Annie submitted a claim for a widow’s pension following this death on 4.12.30 but there are no further details as to whether her claim was approved.

His army records are marked “DECEASED”. He was engaged in correspondence regarding his pension with the authorities at the time of his death which may explain why his death is indicated on the record.

Reason for inclusion on the Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

Worked in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent at Notts County Asylum