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VC623   Leonard James Keyworth

BORN   12 April 1893

DIED   19 October 1915   AGE   22

VC Won    25-26 May 1915   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Givenchy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Leonard James Keyworth   No.   3026   

VC Issue No.   623   Awards   VC   

Regiment   London Regiment (The Queen's), 1st / 24th (County of London) Battalion, No. 9 Platoon

Later   The Queens Regiment

Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiement

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   22 Coningsby Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

Place Of Death   Abbeville Hospital, Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Abbeville Communal Cemetery & Extension, Allee du Souvenir Francais, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 3, Row C, Grave 2

Gazetted   3 July 1915

VC Presented   12 July 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Abbeville Communal Cemetery & Extension, Allee du Souvenir Francais, Somme, France

P  Named on City of Lincoln War Memorial, Lincolnshire

Named on Great War Memorial, All Saints Church, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

P  Keyworth Street, Keyworth Place, Southwark, London

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

By The Way…

Keyworth Street in Southwark was originally called Dantzig Street

VC Held By

Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Museum, Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, England



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