Leonard Wilcock (c.1878-1915)

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:

WILCOCK, LEONARD. Corporal. No 7871. Depot Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. Son of John and Hannah Wilcock, of Ovenden, Halifax. Husband of Annie Wilcock, 1 Club Row, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield. Had served 16 years in the Army prior to the outbreak of the war. He saw six years in India and was engaged in the Boxer rebellion in China. Was employed at the G.P.O. in Huddersfield. As a Reservist he was called up in August, 1914, and was stationed at Berwick-on-Tweed, where he acted as military postman and orderly in camp. Whilst in India he had contracted tuberculosis and he died of this disease at Doncaster on 20.7.1915, aged 37 years. Buried DONCASTER CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row 15, Grave 139.
ROH:- Huddersfield General Post Office; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission