Private Leonard Bagworth
131102  85th Training Reserve Battalion
171367  8th Machine Gun Corps

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Leonard was born in 1899 at Old Westwood (Palmerston Street), Westwood son of William Bagworth a coal miner hewer/dataller from Greetham, Rutlandshire and his wife Mary Louisa Bagworth (nee Rutland). Leonard was the youngest of four children. His three siblings were sisters Mary Ann b. 1892 (who went on to marry John William Scott), Emily b. 1894, and brother Enoch b. 1896.

By 1911 the family was living at 46, Albert Avenue, Jacksdale and Leonard was listed on the ‘Absent Voters List 1918/19’ giving his Battalion as the 85th Training Reserve, however his Medal Rolls Index Card indicates that he also served with the Machine Gun Corps and was awarded both the Victory and the British War Medals.

Leonard married Maud Cope in 1921 and they had a son named Donald born in the Mansfield District in 1929.

Leonard had a nephew named Ronald, a colliery electrician, who married Joyce Fletcher in 1948. Ronald later became a J. P.

We believe Leonard died in the Chesterfield District in 1950, aged fifty one.

Any further information about Leonard would be very welcome.