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Leonard Charles Hale

Rank: Sergeant

Lifetime: 1892-1970


The old Hampton Wick Public Library where Leonard Hale lived

Sergeant Leonard Charles Hale served during the Great War with the Royal Fusiliers was wounded twice but survived the conflict being honourably discharged from the army in 1917.

According to his grandson, Trevor Collins, he was a long standing resident of Hampton Wick. He worked for Twickenham Borough Council after the Great War. He had lived in Old Bridge Street when young but occupied with his family (his wife, Gertrude, daughter Constance (known as Connie) and son, Leonard) for many years a flat over the old Hampton Wick Public Library on the High Street where his wife was employed as the caretaker. Apparently, he was “devastated” when he was discharged as the army “was his life”.

The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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