Layton Lane 2

Leonard Charles Imber

Surname: Imber
Other names: Leonard Charles
Other people in this story:
John Imber
Elizabeth Ann Imber née Lodder
Ethel Grace White Imber née Annis
Bertie Howard Imber
Sidney William Imber
Locations in this story:
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bergh Apton, Loddon, Norfolk
France & Flanders
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Layton Lane, Shaftesbury
France & Flanders

Leonard Charles Imber was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7th August 1896, the son of John Imber, a Postman, and Elizabeth Ann Imber (née Lodder).  He grew up in the family home at 2 Layton Lane in Shaftesbury.  His mother died in 1900 and his father in 1912.  Like his father before him he became a Postman in Jan 1913. He enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 128398). He was posted to France & Flanders where 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.  The 1921 Census shows he was living at 2 Layton Lane with his brother-in-law and working as a Postman at Shaftesbury Post Office. He married Ethel Grace White Annis at St. Peter and St Paul's Church, Bergh Apton, Loddon, Norfolk, on 17th May 1923.  By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 57 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, still 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 Mar 1981. Leonard's brothers, Bertie Howard, was killed in action serving with the Dorsetshire Regiment whereas Sidney William Imber served and survived.


Links to related web content / sources:
Bertie Howard Imber
The National Archives