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Birtles, Leonard

Second-Lieutenant L. Birtles, Durham Light Infantry, who joined us early in 1914, but entered the Army as soon as war was declared, was reported killed in one of the most recent lists. St Thomas's Hospital Gazette, September 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Birtles
First name(s)Leonard
Family detailsSon of Henry and Josephine Sykes Birtles, of 8, Montolieu Gardens, Putney, London
Previous educationMerchant Taylors School
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1914. Later there was a comment that he had gone back to King's.
Military unitDurham Light Infantry, 2nd Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death16 September 1916
Age at death23
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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