Alan Richard Leatherdale was born in Catford, South London 8 May 1897 and baptised on 12 September at St.Jude's East Brixton. The parent's names are given as George Fenning Leatherdale and Mabel Gertrude Leatherdale (nee' Parsons) who also had a daughter, Phyllis, and lived at 12 Norfolk Road, Catford. Later the family moved to 22 Westholm Green, Letchworth. Alan was educated at St. Anne's, Redhill and by private tutor at Dunton Waylett Rectory, Essex. He was employed at the London County and Westminster Bank in Andover.When war broke out Alan joined the volunteer force and offered himself for Officer Training College. When he was rejected on grounds of health he joined The Royal Fusiliers and reached the rank of Corporal. He was killed in action on 18 September 1916 at Flers on The Somme. In his will he left £200 to his mother who was by then living in Andover, Hants. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Monument.
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