Lance CorporalKEYWORTH, LEONARD JAMES

Service Number 3026

Died 19/10/1915

Aged 22

1st/24th Bn.
London Regiment

V C

Medal of St. George (2nd Class) of Russia. Son of James and Emma Keyworth, of Lincoln.

Inscription

TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE

Citation

An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 2nd July, 1915, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery at Givenchy on the night of 25-26th May, 1915. After the assault on the German possition by the 24th Battalion, London Regt, efforts were made by that Unit to follow up their sucess by a bomb attack, during the progress of which 58 men out of a total 75 became casualties. During this very fierce encounter Lance-Cpl Keyworth stood fully exsposed for 2 hours on the top of the enemy's parapet, and threw about 150 bombs amongst the Germans, who were only a few yards away."

Buried at ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: Somme, France
Number of casualties: 796

Cemetery/memorial reference: III. C. 2.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.