Rank: Private
Service Number: 14816.
Regiment: 63rd Company Machine Gun Corps
Formerly: Private no. 11772 16th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers.
Killed In Action Saturday 1st July 1916 Age 29County Memorial Mobberley
Commemorated\Buried THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Grave\Panel Ref: Pier and Face 5c and 12c

Leonard Brown was born in Mobberley, Cheshire in 1887, one of six children born to Alfred (a hay-cutter) and Sarah (a laundress) of Brownedge, Mobberley. Leonard was a poulterer.

His service records no longer exist but we know he enlisted in the army at Salford sometime after 1915 and became Private no 11772 in the 16th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers, later transferring to the 63rd company of the Machine Gun Corp as Private no. 14816. Leonard was posted ‘missing presumed killed on the 1st July 1916.

Researched and compiled by Tony Davies. 

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