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Leonard C. Bareford

Leonard C. Bareford

War dead  Male  Born 1912  Died 13/6/1917

Categories: War Memorial WW1

Died aged five years. Andrew Behan has kindly carried out some research on this little boy. Leonard Charles Bareford was born in 1912 in Poplar, London, a son of Charles Leonard Bareford and Ethel Rose Bareford née Williams. His father was a Blacksmith. On 18 February 1912 he was baptised at All Hallows Church, Bromley-by-Bow and the family were living at 46A Swaton Road, Bromley-by-Bow. 

He was one of 18 children killed when a bomb fell through the roof of his school in Upper North Street, Poplar on 13 June 1917, aged 5 years, and his family were by then living at 22 Swale Street, Poplar. He is buried with fourteen other victims of the bombing in a communal grave at the East London Cemetery and Crematorium, Grange Road, Plaistow.

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