Leonard Smith

Leicestershire Regiment
Date of birth:
Date of death:
12 September 1916
Age at Death:
SMITH Leonard

Known information

Leonard Smith was the son of Aaron and Beatrice Smith and was born in Oakham in July 1892. He joined the Territorials in Oakham shortly before the First World War began, in February 1914, when he was 22 years and 7 months old. But he was discharged shortly afterwards because of ill health. He did not go abroad and died from tuberculosis in 1916. Leonard is buried at Oakham Cemetery. His grave is at the bottom of the cemetery at the end of the left-hand pathway. He shares a headstone with his father and sister Elsie. He is buried beside another soldier from the town who died in the First World War, called George Taylor. Because Leonard had left the army by the time he died there is no Commonwealth War Graves Commission record for him.

Do you know something about Leonard that hasn't been mentioned?
You can add any new information and images as a contribution at the bottom of this page.
  • Oakham Memorial
  • Oakham Memorial  NE-TA
  • Oakham Cemetery
  • Leonard Smith

User contributions

Can you help? Please feel free to add any information and images to this subject

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

Please wait