THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Service Record Notes

DADDS, LEONARD.

Short Service (For the Duration of the War)
Attestation of -
No. 71583- Dadds Leonard - Corps R.G. Arty
Name Leonard Dadds.
Address – 2, St. Andrews Terrace, Dover, Kent.
Age – 21 years – 164 days.
Trade – Clerk.
Have you served in any branch of His Majesty’s Forces – Kent R.G.A. (T.)
Enlisted at Dover.
Next of kin – William Dadds, 2, St Andrews Terrace, Dover.
 
Discharged in consequence of re-enlistment into regular R.G.A.
Station – Dover. 25th February 1916.
Father Mr. Dadds, 2, St. Andrews Terrace, Dover.
 
Casualty Form – Active Service.
Regt. or Corps – Royal Garrison Arty. Regt No. 71583.
Name - Dadds Leonard.
Enlisted – 26-2-16.
Qualification – Signaller and Telephonist 1st Class.
Embarked Southampton – 7/6/16.
Disembarked Havre – 8/6/18.
Wounded and remained at duty – Field – 2/6/16.
Wounded and remained at duty – Field – 5/7/16.
Appointed Battery accountant with additional pay @ 6d per???
28/6/16.
Qualified for proficiency pay as signaller for period ending May 1917.
 
Died at 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen. Pneumonia.
 
Regt. 109. Sge Bty. R.T.A. – 71583 – Sgt Leonard Dadds.
Widow – none
Children – none.
Father William Dadds – 2, St. Andrews Terrace, Dover.
Mother – Eliza Dadds – As above.
Brother William – age 24 – As above.
Sister Gladys – age 20 – None.
 
71583. Sgt. Dadds.
Appointed (Acting) Corporal – Pearson to Hospital – Field – 11/1/17.
Promoted Corporal – Field – 29/1/17.
Awarded Military Medal.
Granted leave to U.K. with Ration Allowance – Field – 22/12/17.
Ceases to draw additional pay as Battery accountant – 12/9/17
Granted additional pay @??? as Battery Accountant under article R.W. 98. – Field. 26/9/17.
Promoted Sergeant – Field – 24/8/17.
Wounded remained at duty 6/4/18.
 
71583 Sgl/Sergeant - Dadds Leonard. Died from Broncho Pneumonia - Place 1st Australian Hospital – 31/10/18.
 
Mr. Dadds,
I am directed to forward the under-mentioned article of private property ----
Locket case, mirror, safety razor (in case) lock and chain, M.M. ribbon, Knife, Signal Training book, 18 carat ring, holdall, wallet, photo’s, cards, letters, purse, screw driver, 2 badges, 2 titles, ???? strop, shaving brush, toothbrush, comb, razor, housewife discharge certificate.

 


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