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36704   Sapper James Joseph Leonard
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 157th Field Company, Royal Engineers (British Army)
Died: 12/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Summary      
James Joseph Leonard was a son of James and Sarah Ann Leonard, of Brackaville, Coalisland. He was born about 1886 in County Tyrone. The 1901 census shows 15 year old James to be working as a mill worker. He is living with the family at Brackaville, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. His father is a brick layer. The 1911 census records that James no longer lives with the family. Sapper James Joseph Leonard was serving with the 157th Field Company of the Royal Engineers when he died in France on 12th October 1918. Age: 30.
Further Information
James Joseph Leonard was a son of James and Sarah Ann Leonard, of Brackaville, Coalisland. He was born about 1886 in County Tyrone
The 1901 census shows 15 year old James to be working as a mill worker. He is living with the family at Brackaville, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. His father is a brick layer.
Family: James Leonard, Sarah Ann Leonard, John Leonard (born about 1881), Lizzie Leonard (born about 1883), James Joe Leonard (born about 1886), Patrick Leonard (born about 1888), Elizabeth Leonard (born about 1889), Annie Leonard (born about 1891), Dannie Leonard (born about 1893), Francis Leonard (born about 1897).
The 1911 census records that James no longer lives with the family who still live in Brackaville, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. His father is now a stone mason. The rest of the family work in the mill.
Sapper James Joseph Leonard was serving with the 157th Field Company of the Royal Engineers when he died in France on 12th October 1918. Age: 30.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Brackaville, Tullyniskane Coalisland Census listing in Brackaville, Tullyniskane 54.548919 -6.713781
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1 1901 Census lists Leonard family Lists James Joe as age 15 living with the family at house 24 in Brackaville, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Leonard family Does not list James as living with the family at house 58 in Brackaville, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
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