Leonard Manchester (c.1889-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


In 1891, the Manchester family was residing at Bank Buildings, Meltham.

By 1901, Leonard was living with his grandparents at the Wilshaw Almshouses. By 1911, he was working as a grocer's assistant and living with his widowed mother at Lower Greave.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

MANCHESTER, LEONARD. Private. No 32158. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of the late James and Hannah Manchester. Husband of Hilda Manchester, of New Road, Meltham. Employed for five years at Wallace's grocery stores in Market Place, Slaithwaite. At the time of enlistment, was manager of a branch of Wallace's stores at Meltham. Enlisted in 1917. Embarked for France in the early part of 1918. Killed in action, 27.3.1918, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Wilshaw Church; St. Bartholomew's Church, Meltham; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission