Project Description

CHARLES EDGAR LEESE 1894–1930

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Born about 1894 Stafford

Married 1920 to Olive 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: West Yorkshire Regiment then Labour Corps

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed

Attested 7.12.15 and placed on Army Reserve 360th Res. E Company

5ft 8½in, brown hair, brown eyes. Occupation: Asylum attendant. Living in Netherfield, Nottingham. Occupation: timber carrier

25.3.16: Posted to the Sherwood Foresters

16.4.16: Transferred to West Yorks. (Service No: 30468)

11.5.16-15.1.17: France

22.5.17: Transferred to 297 Reserve Employment Company

9.3.18: Transferred to 360 Employment Company (Service No: 210475)

6.5.18: Discharged from the Army as “no longer fit for war Service” after a Medical Board assessment at the Military Hospital, Ripon

Disability due to active service

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory, Silver War Badge

Other information

Military service is difficult to establish from his service records. It is evident that he served in a theatre of war as he received campaign medals. 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