Goldstone, Leonard MM


War Service:
Private 69387 LEONARD GOLDSTONE of the 9th (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers died on 21 September 1918 [National Roll of the Great War states killed in action 20 September 1918]. The award of his posthumous Military Medal (“for bravery in the Field”) was announced in the London Gazette of 7 February 1919.

He joined the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment in 1917 and was drafted to France in December 1917, He was shortly transferred to the Royal Fusiliers and served on the Somme, Aisne and was twice wounded. He was killed in action at Havrincourt and was entitled to the Victory and General Service Medals.

He is buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery near Cambrai .

Location of Memorial:
He was remembered on the war memorial at the former Clifton Hill County School, New Cross and at the church of St James, Hatcham.

Leonard lived at 212 Edward Street, New Cross.

National Roll of the Great War - Section XIII

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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