Regiment or Ship: Royal Engineers
Service Number(s): T/1656; 534303
Occupation: Traction Engineer (Field Engine Driver)
Date of Birth: 1886
Place of Birth: Lewisham, Kent
Address: Stockleigh House, Belle Hill, Bexhill on Sea
Photos and newspaper articles
Parents: Alfred Leppard, born 1857, and Ann Leppard, nee Campion (1854-1890), Alfred’s second wife. Alfred was a Dairyman and was an employer.
Siblings: Katie, born 1885; Thomas (1889-1918); Percy (1890-1892).
Henry had various address’ – Stockleigh House; 78 Bulverhythe, St. Leonard’s; and 16 Salisbury Road, Bexhill on Sea.
First World War Experience
It is unclear when Henry joined the Royal Engineers but he was a member in August 1917. When he enlisted he stated that he had previously been in the Royal Sussex Regiment. A very few pages of his service record have survived and from them we know that he had a chest measurement of 37” – expansion 2½” – and had a medical classification of A+1
He saw service in France and was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.