Leonard Roebuck (1893-1918)

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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.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

ROEBUCK, LEONARD. Lieutenant. 38th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Born Somerset Road, Huddersfield, 28.9.1893. Son of Harry and Jane Roebuck, Glen Royd, 19 Somerset Road, Huddersfield. Educated Huddersfield College School and Cranbrook College, Kent. Employed in the office at his father's business at Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Single. Was a member of the Huddersfield Wednesday football club and a keen motor cyclist. Enlisted in the motor transport section of the Army Service Corps in September, 1915. Was commissioned in the Royal Flying Corps in April, 1917. Killed whilst night flying at Leadenham, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, on 4.4.1918, aged 24 years. (He had been expected home on leave the following Thursday). Buried ALMONDBURY CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 11, 'C', 41.
ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Christ Church, Moldgreen; Huddersfield College School; Almondbury War Memorial; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

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