Rank: Private G/3774
Regiment or Ship: 8th Bn East Kent Regiment
Service Number(s): G/3774
Occupation: Ironmongers Assistant (1911 census). Employed by Mr. Philcox in Sackville Road.
Date of Birth: 1897
Place of Birth: Battle, Sussex
Date of Death: 18.08.1916
Place of Death: Somme (Guillemont) Place of Burial / Memorials:
1. Thiepval Memorial, France.
2. Town Memorial, Bexhill.
3. Plaque on parents grave in Bexhill Cemetery.
Address: 71 Reginald Road, Bexhill
Photos and newspaper articles
Walter Stevenson, b. 1865 in Battle, and Emily Jane, b. 1873 in Reigate, Surrey.
Walter Herbert Stevenson, b. 1896 in Battle. W0184 STEVENSON Walter (Bertie) Herbert
Raymond William Stevenson, b. 1901 in Battle.
Edith Lillian Stevenson, b. 1908 in Battle.
First World War Experience
Leonard, together with his brother, Walter (Bertie), enlisted in Bexhill soon after the declaration of war and served in the army in France.
He was reported wounded on 18.08.1916, and then killed in action on the same day.
Leonard was awarded the 1915 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.
Leonard was a member of the St. Barnabas’ Company, Church Lads’ Brigade.