Village memories: Pond on Treadaway Hill (picture from SWOP website)
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LANCE CORPORAL 351754 2ND/7TH BATTALION LONDON REGIMENT
DIED ON 05TH APRIL 1918 AGED 20YRS
REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR ST PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS, FRANCE. GRAVE REF X.E.4
Leonard George Savill was born in 1897 in Ilford in Essex. His parents were Alfred & Emma.
In 1901 the family were living at 34, Wilton Road, Ilford. Leonard’s father Alfred is listed as a Timekeeper at the Gas Works. Leonard’s siblings were Mabel aged 17yrs, Ernest aged 14yrs,
Bernard aged 11 yrs, Minnie aged 9 yrs, and Sidney aged 5 yrs. Leonard is the youngest aged 3yrs.
By 1911 the family were living at 38, Windsor Road, Ilford. There is also a younger sister, Elsie. All the other siblings are present. Leonard is now 13yrs old.
The Battalion landed in France in 1917 and saw action in many major battles on the Western Front. In February 1918 the Battalion was absorbed into the 1st/ 7th Battalion at Domart.
The Germans made a major drive To Amiens in the early months of 1918 and it is during this time that Leonard died from wounds received in battle.
The Cemetery has 676 Commonwealth burials and the Commonwealth Plot was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Leonard is remembered on the Panels in the Memorial Gardens in Ilford.
His parents address at the time of his death was “The Haven” Flackwell Heath.