Leonard C. Bareford
War dead Male Born 1912 Died 13/6/1917
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.