Harrop, Leonard

Leonard Harrop, Corporal 6221, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment
Died 4th March 1917 in Somme, France, aged 36


EARLY LIFE

Brother of Mrs. M. L. Mellor, of 79, High St., Macclesfield. Native of Macclesfield.

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WW1 SERVICE

Leonard Harrop enlisted in Portland, Dorset and was mentioned in dispatches. Leonard’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times of 13 April 1917.

 

COMMEMORATION

Corporal Leonard Harrop is buried in grave ref. VII. C. 22. in the Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel Le Grand, Somme, France. His sister asked for a cross and the words “AFTER STRIFE, PEACE” to be engraved on his headstone.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Corporal Leonard Harrop.

In Macclesfield, Corporal Leonard Harrop is commemorated on the Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s Church, St George’s Church and Macclesfield Industrial School war memorials.

 

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SOURCES

Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 13 April 1917; 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)


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