Other names: Leonard William
Locations in this story: Sixpenny Handley, DorsetGlasgow, ScotlandRenfrew, Glasgow, Scotland
Story: Leonard William Kiddle was born in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 15 Oct 1896 the son of James Kiddle, a Sawyer, and Rose Kiddle (nee Whitlock). He lived his early life in Sixpenny Handley until 12 Jun 1912 when he enlisted in the Royal Navy as a Boy Class 2. On reaching the age of 18 years he became an Ordinary Seaman and later still an Able Seaman. He served in various ships and shore establishments until he was discharged on 2 Oct 1919. He had apparently received accidental gun shot wounds and this had an effect on any future service. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He was discharged to the Glasgow, Scotland, area and by 1931 was recorded living in Dumbarton Road, Renfrew, Glasgow, Scotland, with 'Emma Kiddle' though no marriage record has yet been found. His death was recorded during 1979. His brothers, Alfred Kiddle and Harry James Kiddle, also served in the conflict.