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Leonard Francis COOMBES

Male 1917 - 1940  (22 years)


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  • Name Leonard Francis COOMBES  [1, 2
    Born 30 Jul 1917  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He was born at 8 Williams St., Plymouth; father noted to be a Private - Devon Regiment.
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jun 1940  [1, 3
    Buried Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Church Sec. L.H. Row 4. Grave 29.

      In Memory of / Private Leonard Francis COOMBES / 5729582, 4th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment / who died age 23 / on 28 June 1940 / Remembered with honour / FORD PARK CEMETERY (FORMERLY PLYMOUTH OLD CEMETERY) (PENNYCOMEQUICK)
    Notes 
    • Leonard was killed during the war; he did not make it over a level crossing on his motorbike and was killed by a train. He had been married only 6 months to Frances H. JOHNSON. [1]
    Person ID I9506  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 22 May 2012 

    Father Harry Cornelius COOMBES,   b. 10 May 1884, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1947, Tavistock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Emma HAYES,   b. 16 Jan 1887, Plymouth St. Andrew, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1971, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1905  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • They married at the Register Office in Plymouth. Henry, a Hawker, residing at 43 Cromwell Road, Plymouth; son of "Henry" COOMBES, (dec'd) Pensioner R.N., Elizabeth was residing at 68 King St., Plymouth. [Elizabeth's surname on the marriage certificate was WARD, Henry WARD being her mother's husband. Her mother's name was given as Hannah.] [1]
    Address 1906  [1
    27 Neswick St., Plymouth, Devon 
    • Address at the time of Edith's birth on 18 September 1906.
    Address 1908  [1
    36 Harwell St., Plymouth, Devon 
    • Address at the time of George's birth on 23 September 1908.
    Address 1909  [1
    36 Harwell St., Plymouth, Devon 
    • Address at the time of John's birth on 7 September 1909.
    Address 1911  [4
    17 Back Granby St., Devonport, Devon 
    Address 1912  [1
    16 Clayton Road, Plymouth, Devon 
    • Address at the time of Joseph's birth on 11 February 1912.
    Address 1917  [1
    8 Williams St., Plymouth, Devon 
    • Address at the time of Leonard's birth on 30 July 1917.
    Address 1926  [1
    8 William St., Plymouth, Devon 
    • Occupation noted to be Fruit salesman on 4 February 1926.
    Address 1947  [1
    42 Bannawell St., Tavistock, Devon 
    • Address at the time of his death on 1 April 1947.
    Address 1947  [1
    Allvue, Colesdowne Hill, Billacombe, Plympton St. Mary, Devon 
    • Occupation noted to be Coal merchant (retired).
    Family ID F2372  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    COOMBES
    COOMBES

    In Memory of
    PRIVATE LEONARD FRANCIS COOMBES
    5729582, 4th Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment
    who died age 23
    on 28 June 1940
    Remembered with honour
    FORD PARK CEMETERY (FORMERLY PLYMOUTH OLD CEMETERY) (PENNYCOMEQUICK)


  • Sources 
    1. [S676] Personal communication.

    2. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.

    3. [S28] Website: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org).

    4. [S579] Census of England, 1911, (1 April 1911).


  

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