Leonard Doble

Leonard Doble was born in Billericay, July 1915… and died, aged 29 in Belgium on 27 October 1944.

He was the son of John Henry (b1878-1945 Somerset) and Amy Doble  (b. 1880-1966, nee Mist) who married 1902 Romford.  They lived in Ramsden Bellhouse, Essex .  His father John Henry had served in  the  Inland Water Transport Corps, Royal Engineers in WW1.

In the 1911 census return his parents were living in Ramsden Bellhouse with children Doris Amy 7, (born Sussex), Winifred 6 ( Born Romford),  Alice May 4 (b. Romford),  Sidney James 3 (b. Romford), Edward 2, Cissie 1 and Hilda aged 2 months (all 3 born Ramsden Bellhouse).  His father’s occupation was carpenter.

Sapper Leonard Doble served in the 930 Port Const. and repair Company, Royal Engineers.  His service no. was 2013009.

He is buried in the Schoonselhof Cemetery, near Antwerp.

Probate record (Llandudno dated 28 April 1945) shows he left his widow £219 10s 9d.

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  • I can add further information as Leonard also had further siblings born after the census, Wilbur Doble, born 1912, and Edith Doble, born 1914. I only know of Leonard being a batchelor and thus I don’t know how his probate record shows that he left money to his widow.

    By Jean Janes (Nee Doble) (22/06/2020)

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