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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