Percy Leonard Hare

Surname: Hare
Other names: Percy Leonard
Other people in this story:
John Hare
Elizabeth Hare (nee Trowbridge)
Rose King
Locations in this story:
Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Mere, Wiltshire
Gallipoli, Turkey
Salonika

Story:
Percy Leonard Hare (aka Leonard Hare) was born at Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 5 Sep 1893 and baptised there on 31 Dec 1893 the son of John Hare and Elizabeth Hare (nee Trowbridge).  The family lived at Birdbush, Ludwell.  Leonard enlisted on 5 Sep 1914 and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 12788).  He was swiftly transferred to the 6th (Reserve) Battalion of the Leinster Regiment (Service No. 6/1252).   He served in Salonika and Gallipoli where, on 5 Aug 1915, he was wounded and hospitalized.  After convalescence he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Service No. 48519) and joined the 67th Company.  He was finally demobilized on 2 Apr 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He married Rose King in 1920 at Tisbury, Wiltshire, and they had one child.  By the 1939 Register Leonard was living at Leigh Court, Sans Lane, Tisbury, Wiltshire and described as a Painter (Buildings) as well as acting as an ARP Warden.   His death was registered in the Mere, Wiltshire, Registration District in 1946.

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