Shone, Leighton Edward

Shone, Leighton Edward

Regiment: Imperial Yeomanry

Rank: Private

Service No: 1897

Boer War service: 30 Jan 1900 to 8 Mar 1901

Date of enlistment: 12 Jan 1900

Date of discharge: 11 Apr 1901

Reason for discharge: At his own request

Other information: He went to Canada sometime prior to 1915 and enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915, serving in Europe in WW1 – more information can be found on our Great War site

Born: 24 January 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 14 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church.

Family: He was one of six children born to John and Mary Shone (nee Ainley). He married Lily Bennett on 29 May 1923; no children can be confirmed for the marriage.

Residence: At the time of his baptism his family were living in Dodington, Whitchurch; by 1881 they had moved to High Street Yard, Whitchurch. In 1891 they were living at 27 High Street, Whitchurch. In 1898 he was living in Woodhouses, Whitchurch and in 1901 he was living with his uncle at 17 Eaton Road, Chester, Cheshire.

Employment: He was an estate agent when he enlisted.

Death: In 1923 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, aged 43.

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