THORPE Leonard Cobley

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Leonard Cobley Thorpe was the son of Jonathan and Ellen Thorpe and was born in Uppingham in 1892, his birth being registered between April and June that year. He worked on a farm before enlisting at Uppingham and serving with 5th Battery 45th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Leonard was killed on 27 June 1916, which would have made him 24 years old. Leonard is buried at Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, grave II.C.16 and is remembered on the war memorial at Uppingham. His elder brother George and younger brother James also fought, but survived.

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  • Uppingham Church
  • Uppingham Memorial
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  • Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension 1
  • Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension 4
  • L C Thorpe 5
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  • L C Thorpe 2
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5 images Some pictures of Mr Thorpeā€™s headstone, taken 21 March 2015.
By John Stokes on Tuesday 24th March '15 at 7:38pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

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.

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