Lister, Leonard

BORN HULL 10/09/1895. SON OF GEORGE & HARRIET LISTER, OF DALTON STREET, HULL (1911 CENSUS ADDRESS). SON OF A MILLWRIGHT. EMPLOYED AT SWAN MILLS, HULL. JOINED THE TERRITORIAL FORCE IN APRIL 1912. MOBILIZED AT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN AUGUST 1914. SERVED IN FRANCE FROM MARCH 1915. WITH “A” BATTERY, OF THE 251ST ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY. KILLED IN ACTION AT AMIENS ON 06/04/1918, AGED 22. HIS COMMANDING OFFICER WROTE; “CORPORAL LISTER WAS A MOST EFFICIENT NCO, AND WAS SHORTLY TO BE PROMOTED SERGEANT, WHICH POST HE HAD ALREADY FILLED FOR THE LAST SEVEN WEEKS, DURING WHICH HE HAD BROUGHT THE SUB SECTION UP TO THE SMARTEST IN THE BATTERY. CORPORAL LISTER WAS ONE OF THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THE HULL TROOP BOY SCOUTS (WILMINGTON) AND WAS BUGLER AND PATROL LEADER. HE WAS UNMARRIED AT BURIED IN A COPSE SOUTH EAST OF AMIENS. THESE DETAILS CAME FROM THE DU RUVIGNEY ROLL OF HONOUR, VOLUME 4.

HE IS BURIED ON THE SOMME, AT MOREUIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION

HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 13/05/1918, BY HIS MOTHER AND FAMILY.


First name:
LEONARD
Military Number:
755207
Rank:
Corporal
Date Died
06/04/1918
Place died:
St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme France
Age:
22
4 BENJAMIN TERRACE, DALTON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK