Gillborn, Leonard George

Date of death:
November 15th, 1914
Mentioned on:
Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing
Row: 8. Grave: 12.
Service number:
8622
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Leonard Gillborn was killed attacking German machine gun post

Enlisted in 4th Battalion Sherwood Foresters as 9005 Private 5th April 1902
Transferred to Northumberland Fusiliers 10th July 1902
Served in India with 1st Battalion
Landed in France 13th August 1914 with original draft of battalion
Served in D (Z) Company
D Company were in reserve at Cuemes on 23rd August 1914
Fought at Frameries 24th August 1914
Retreat from Mons
Fought at Le Cateau 26th August 1914
Crossed Marne 9th September 1914
Fought at the Aisne September 1914
Fought around Neuve Chappelle October 1914

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Unit:
1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
Awarded on:
1911
Delhi Durbar Medal (1911)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Company Quarter Master Sargeant Major
Unit:
1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1918
Action:
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a party of fifty men and recaptured a stable and two trenches lost earlier in the day. On numerous occasions he exhibited fine courage and ready resource."
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For the attack on Herenthage Chateau stables during which he was killed.
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Distinguished Conduct Medal

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