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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:23 pm
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:15 pm
Many thanks Robert. I never thought I'd get such a comprehensive account of how he met his death. I offered to ask for information on behalf of a friend who is due to visit France this summer with members of L/Cpl Ledgard's family. This information will be forwarded to them.
Would anyone know from the service number his date of enlistment and additionally his date of entry into F&F?
Many thanks again for the responses, much appreciated.
Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:49 pm
My maiden name was Alison Ledgard and I am a direct descendant of Harry Ledgard ( My Grandfather - who died in WW2 ) and who was the brother of Harrison Ledgard. I am currently trying to trace my family as we had always believed that Harry was an only child and I have recently discovered that he had 2 Brothers - Harrison and Samuel and a Sister Alice. I would be pleased to know of the family that were visiting Harrison's grave in France as they are definately relatives of myself and my father Donald who would have been Harrison's Nephew .
All replies appreciated
Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:04 pm
Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:27 pm
The younger Samuel was from Kilson Hill,Mirfield,Huddersfield,born 1890,so probably of no direct family interest to you.
The older one has a service record on Ancestry UK. He lived at 149 Chassum Street,Manningham,Bradford,with a wife and two children,one,the boy John T,died in 1918 aged 3.
THis soldier served in the Malta Garrison with 1 Garrison Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment from 1.8.1915 to 12.1.1919,hence his entitlement to only the British War Medal as Malta was not a theatre of War.
He attested as a Private on 2.9.1914 and sped up thropugh the ranks to Sergeant by 1.8.1915. He returned home in Jan 1919 to be demobbed and to Class Z Reserve on 25.2.1919.
Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:41 pm
Thanks for the info - On the 1911 Census - Samuel Senior - the uncle of my grandad was 34 yrs old ( he was single and his occupation was chauffeur ) - Samuel junior his brother was 11and at school - so it looks like these fit ? - We are trying very hard to find family as we have information that there was also a Kathryn but we cannot identify where she fits in - it would be so good to find relatives we never knew about and it would appear that we have immediate family if relatives were going to see Harrison's grave as he was definatley my Grandpas Uncle