Riddlesworth, Leonard

Leonard Riddlesworth, L/Cpl 50230, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regt
Died 7th June 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 26

 

EARLY LIFE

Son of George and Hannah Riddlesworth, of 101 Chestergate, Macclesfield; husband of Mary Jane Riddlesworth.

More information will be added here when research is complete.

 

WW1 SERVICE

 

COMMEMORATION

L/Cpl Leonard Riddlesworth is buried in Grave Ref. A. 4 of the Croonaert Chapel Cemetery in Belgium; his father asked for the words GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN to be added to the headstone. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for L/Cpl Leonard Riddlesworth, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, L/Cpl Leonard Riddlesworth is commemorated on the Park Green and Town Hall war memorials.

 

NOTES

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website

Macclesfield Times: 29 June 1917, 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)


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