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Air Mechanic 3 William Harold LEATHERLAND

Royal Flying Corps 83057

William was born in Leicester in October1878, the son of John Leatherland a Master carpenter and joiner, and his first wife Eunice.  The family moved to Hollowell when William was a boy and he followed his father by becoming a carpenter and joiner.  In 1908 he married Margaret Fulton from Scotland and moved to Bakers Lane, Spratton. He was a member of the Parish Council in Spratton in 1911.

William worked as a carpenter and decorator until he joined the Royal Flying Corps on 31 May 1917 and signed on for the duration of the war.  He was first sent to the RFC workshops at St Omer in northern France and employed on skilled technical work on the aircraft.  Later he served with the army of occupation at Cologne and was demobbed in April 1917.

William was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.  He died at Mill House in Hollowell on 14 May 1937 aged 58.

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