We remember Roland Aubrey Leighton

We remember Roland Aubrey Leighton

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Timeline

Timeline

1895
birth St John's Wood, London United Kingdom Source:7656683 27th March 1895
1899
sibling Clare Leighton Source:7656855 1899
1901
dates Age 6 Source:7656855 1901
1901
location Abbey Road, St Marylebone, London United Kingdom Source:7656855 1901
1911
dates Age 16 Source:7656856 1911
1911
education Uppingham School Rutland United Kingdom Source:7656856 1911
1911
location The Lodge, Uppingham, Rutland United Kingdom school/college address Source:7656856 1911
1914
commission Unknown Source:7656683 21st October 1914
1914
service British Army Second Lieutenant Norfolk Regiment 4 Battalion Source:7656683 21st October 1914 - 26th March 1915
1915
service British Army Lieutenant Norfolk Regiment 4 Battalion Source:7656683 26th March 1915
1915
service British Army Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment 7 Battalion Source:7656683 26th March 1915 - 23rd December 1915
1915
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:2630086 1st April 1915
education He was awarded a Classical Postmastership in January 1914, but volunteered for service before he could matriculate. Merton College, Oxford Oxford United Kingdom Source:7649187
education Loudoun House Preparatory School St John's Wood, London United Kingdom Source:7656683
1915
death Died of wounds Shot through the stomach by a sniper while inspecting wire in the trenches at H├ębuterne Louvencourt France Source:7049298 Source:7649187 23rd December 1915
burial Louvencourt Military Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Somme France Source:7049298

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Roland Aubrey
Initials RA
Last Name Leighton
Source 2630086
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Abbey Road, St Marylebone, London United Kingdom known 1901
The Lodge, Uppingham, Rutland United Kingdom school/college address known 1911
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army Norfolk Regiment 4 Battalion Second Lieutenant
British Army Norfolk Regiment 4 Battalion Lieutenant
British Army Worcestershire Regiment 7 Battalion Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Marie Connor mother
Robert Leighton father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Clare Leighton sister 1899

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Transcription Charlotte33
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Charlotte33
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Charlotte33
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Charlotte33
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Charlotte33

External Evidence

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Casualty Details Gwendoline3018
educational website debbie2674
Oxford University website Selena49658
Marie Connor Leighton Billy58564
Boy of My Heart Adrienne2953
Leighton's "Villanelle" ("Violets from Plug Street Wood") with discussion Connie110407
Vera Brittain's poem "Perhaps," written for Roland Leighton Connie110407

Multimedia

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roland leighton debbie2674
Roland Selena49658
Violets Selena49658
Portrait photograph of Roland Leighton Charlotte33
Headstone Jeremy102799

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