LEONARD RUSHLAND BRICE 1892–1924
Born 1892, Radcliffe on Trent
Died 1st May, 1924, Ransom Sanatorium, Mansfield, buried Radcliffe on Trent cemetery
Radcliffe on Trent School Register
Admitted to Radcliffe on Trent school April 26th 1897
Leonard Brice, age 8, presumably at school, was living with widowed mother Mary, a grocer and shopkeeper, his brothers and two boarders in Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. His father William died 1898, age 62. His brother William, age 15, was a fishmonger’s assistant and brother John, age 11, was presumably at school. Boarders Walter Kirk, 23, and Robert Knight, 19, were sharing the family home. Both boarders were plumbers. The grocer’s shop was on the corner of Water Lane and Bailey Lane.
Leonard Brice, age 18, was working as a horseman on a farm and living with his widowed mother Mary, age 62, a grocer, brother William, age 25, domestic gardener and brother John, 21, a painter and paper hanger. They lived in Back Lane in a house with five rooms.
Service Number: 306840
Military Unit: 2/8th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 139th Brigade, 46th (North Midland) Division
Theatre of War: France and Flanders
No attestation record and no detailed military service information found. The 2/8th Battalion were in Ireland (involved in suppression of Easter Rising, 1916 in Dublin where they took some casualties) before transferring to the Western Front.
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll
Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Leonard died 1st May 1924, age 31. He was a patient at Ransom Sanatorium, Mansfield, which was a hospital for TB patients.
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.