Leonard was the son of John William and Charlotte Mary Beauchamp, John was a gardener of Lover. Leonard was born in Huntingford, Dorset in 1884, he was baptized at West Dean, Wiltshire, and died in March 1945 in Warminster. In the 1911 census he resided in Gillingham, Kent where his occupation is given as a military soldier. As his residence was in Gillingham he may well have served with the Royal Engineers as their barracks is in Gillingham. No details of Leonard’s military record exist, he may not have served overseas.
Author: Redlynch Local History Society