CHAMP, LEONARD

DERNAN COURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 19/03/1918
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Essex Regiment 7th Bn. attd. 12th Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Grave Reference Special Memorial 29.
Cemetery DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Additional Information:

Born in 1893 at Walthamstow, son of Alfred Jordan (Mercantile later Insurance Clerk) and Agnes Champ. 1901: With his family at 878 Forest Road Walthamstow.1911: An Insurance Clerk with his family at “Delamare” 878 Forest Road Walthamstow. By 1915 the family home was at “Glenelg” 43 Fullers Road, South Woodford.

Initially a Private in the London Regiment, he was commissioned into 7 Essex Regiment via the University of London O.T.C. At the time of his death he was attached to 12 Field Company Royal Engineers. He had arrived in France on 26-05-16. He was accidentally wounded in the Lagnicourt area on 02-03-18, and died from those wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station on 19-03-18.

X/R Thomas Alfred Champ (Brother)

Memorial: Roll of Honour St Mary’s Church.
Separate Folder: NO.
Principal Sources: Ancestry.
Qualification: Borough Resident.