Leonard William Mansford

Rank Rifleman
Service No 300162
Date of Death 01/06/18
Age 22
Regiment/Service London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) 1st Battalion
Cemetery Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, 2 kilometres south-west of Doullens in the Somme region of France. Between April and September 1918 three casualty clearing stations were located in the vicinity. There are 1,374 Allied personnel buried or commemorated in the cemetery.

Leonard William Mansford was born in the spring of 1896 in Claremont Road, Highgate. His father was a miller traveller. His parents, William (1862-1925) and Laura Mansford, later moved to 125 Etchingham Park Road, Finchley with Leonard's only sibling, his sister Lilian (1890-1966). 

From 25th January 1917 to 29th January 1918, Leonard served with the 5th London Regiment. From 30th January to 8th April 1918, he was with the 28th London Regiment. From 9th April to 13th May, 1918 he was with the 58th Divisional Headquarters. From 14th May 1918 until his death, he was with 'B' infantry base. He died of wounds.