Leonard Philip Andrews

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Dorsetshire Regiment

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Private 5730889

Parents: Walter Philip and Alice Elizabeth Andrews

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Chapel Row, Luckington. Lived: Hawkesbury Upton.

Pre-war occupation: Public Works Contractor Labourer

Date of birth: 03/10/1912

Place of birth: Luckington

Date of death: 02/05/1944

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Kohima War Cemetery, India. Commemorated at Luckington Church Memorial but not commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 31

Further information:

Leonard served with the 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment and was killed in action during the Battle of the Tennis Court (April 8 – May 13, 1944) which was part of the Battle of Kohima fought against the Japanese and took place across the tennis court in the grounds of the District Commissioner's bungalow. The battle was ultimately an allied victory and it was Leonard's battalion that finally captured the tennis court a week after Leonard was killed. Leonard was originally buried in the grounds of the bungalow when he fell and was reburied in Kohima War Cemetery three months later.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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