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Leonard VARLEY

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Surname: VARLEY

Forename(s): Leonard

Place of Birth: Bradford, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1915-11-11

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. M. 40.

CWGC Cemetery: BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY

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Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Leonard Varley (born 29 March 1893) was the son of George and Sarah (Mary) Varley, née Hodgson. Both parents were born at Knaresborough, Yorkshire.

1901 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 6, Whetley Street - Leonard Varley, aged 8 years, born Bradford, son of George and Mary Varley.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: T/Lieut. Leonard Varley, 1/6th West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 20 September 1915. Correspondence Address: G. Varley Esq (Father) 22 Wensley Avenue, Bradford Road, Shipley, Yorks.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Lieut L. Varley, 6 West Riding. Date and Place of Death: 12.11.15 Killed in action. To whom Issued: Father - George Varley Esq. £87 11s. 8d.

Leonard is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.

See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).

Data Source: West Yorkshire Pioneer Article

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: VARLEY

Forename(s): Leonard

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Rank: Lt

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 6th Battalion (Territorial)

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Died Date: 12/11/15

Died How: Killed in action

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Surname: VARLEY

Forename(s): Leonard

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

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Died Date: 11/11/1915

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Courtesy of Aurel Sercu, Boezinge, Belgium

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19 November 1915

LIEUTENANT LEONARD VARLEY KILLED

Lieutenant Leonard Varley, 6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, only son of Mr. and Mrs. George Varley of 44, Leyburn Grove, Shipley, was killed on the Western Front on November 11. A letter received by his parents from Captain and Adjutant S.F. Marriner says that the lieutenant was shot by a sniper.

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