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Thomas Baden Powell LEESON (known as ‘Bard’)

Army Service Corps

Bard Leeson 1900-1969
Bard Leeson 1900-1969

Thomas was born in Scaldwell, Northamptonshire on 23 September 1900, the youngest son of Joseph Leeson, a groom, and Martha, his wife. By 1901 Joseph and Martha had moved to Spratton with their six children. Joseph and his eldest son, Francis, had obtained employment as grooms for Lord Erskine at Spratton Hall and the family were provided with one of the Hall’s small thatched cottages in Manor Road. Three of the Leeson brothers served in the First World War – John (killed in action in 1918), Harry and Thomas.

We know little about Thomas’s army record except that he served in the Home Service with the Army Service Corps.  He is unlikely to have joined up until 1918 when he was 18 so his time as a soldier was brief. 

He married Margaret Archer in 1927 and served in the Home Guard in the Second World War. Thomas died on 14 July 1969 aged 69. He is buried in the new cemetery in Spratton and his wife, who died in 1993, is buried with him.

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ADNITT
ARCHER
ARTHUR
AUSTIN
BALDERSON
BALDWIN
BATTAMS
BILLING
BLAKESLEY
BLUNDELL
BOWERS
BRANSON
BROWN
BUCKBY
BUSWELL
CAPON
CATTELL
CLARKE
COOKE
COPSON
CRANE
DICKENS
DICKERSON
DUNKLEY
ELDRED
ELSDALE
ERSKINE
FOWLES
FRANKLIN
FRISBY
GAMMAGE
GIST
GOODEN
GOODWIN
GREEN
HAYTER
HIDER
HIGGS
HOBLEY
HODGE(S)
HODSON
HORNE
HUNT
JOHNSON
JUDD
KENCH
KNIGHT
KNIGHTALL
LEATHERLAND
LEESON
LEONARD
LETTS
LIVESEY
MAINS
MANNING
MANNINGHAM-BULLER
MARTIN
MASON
MIDDLETON (WYKES)
NORMAN
PAGE
PASSEY
PATEMAN
PAYNE
PHEASANT
POWELL
REEVE
RHODES-MOORHOUSE
RICHARDSON
SMITH
SNEDKER
SPEECHLEY
STEVENS
TARPLEY
TARRANT
TAYLOR
THORNTON
TIRRELL
TITE
TREDWELL
TURLAND
VINEY
VOKE
WADHAMS
WARD
WARWICKS
WHATTON
WOOD
WYKES
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