Project Description

LEONARD RUSHLAND BRICE 1892–1924

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Brother of William and John

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

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

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.

Military Service

Rank: Corporal

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

Other information

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.