Other names: Leonard
Locations in this story: Tollard Royal, WiltshireDonhead St. Mary, WiltshireFrance & FlandersAshmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Leonard Coombs was born in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, on 15 Aug 1899 the son of John Langhorn and Amelia Coombs. He lived most of his life, apart from Military Service, in Tollard Royal. He did not enlist due to his age until 22 May 1918 and joined the Hussars of the Line (Service No. H/69428). He was with the 5th Reserve Cavalry Regiment. On 1 Sep 1918 he transferred to the Tank Corps (Service No. 311925). Initially he was at the School of Gunnery but was sent to France on 28 Oct 1918 within days of the Armistice. He was discharged on 19 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Louise Taylor on 18 Apr 1917 in Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset. There are no records of children of marriage. By the 1939 Register he was living at 28 Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, working as a Corn, Dairy and Poultry Farmer as well as an ARP Warden. He died on 10 Oct 1942 in Tollard Royal.