Other names: Leonard Charles
Locations in this story: Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, DorsetLoddon, NorfolkFrance & FlandersCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetLayton Lane, Shaftesbury
Story: Leonard Charles Imber was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7th August 1896, the son of John Imber and Elizabeth Ann Imber (née Lodder). He grew up in the family home at 2 Layton Lane in Shaftesbury. He enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 128398). He was with the 31 Division Ammunition Column when he was awarded the Military Medal. At the time of his discharge he was with the Y/31 Trench Mortar Battery and was further awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Ethel Grace W. Annis in Loddon, Norfolk, on 17th May 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 57 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as a Postman. His death was recorded in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20th March 1981 and he was buried in the churchyard of St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25th May 1981. Leonard's brothers, Bertie Howard, was killed in action serving with the Dorsetshire Regiment whereas Sidney William Imber served and survived.