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William Bannister Leaver

Private : 12th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment)


Rank : Private

Regiment : 12th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Service Number : 50355

Death : 1 April 1919

Age : 36

Buried : S. IV. K. 4., St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France

Father of Beresford Leaver, of 31, Dover St., Nelson, Lancs.

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The Nelson Leader, 11 April 1919

NELSON SOLDIER'S DEATH IN FRANCE.
Pte. William Bannister Leaver, 12th King's Liverpool Regt., died in Rouen Hospital, France, April 1st, 1919. He was 36 years of age. He had been in hospital about 6 weeks suffering from septic poisoning, and had undergone three operations. He was just about to be demobilised and had been out in France over two years, and had been wounded once. Pte. Leaver was married and leaves a widow and one child, living at 31, Dover-street, Nelson. He was formerly a weaver at Messrs. Bracewell and Duerden's, Throstle Nest Mill.

Nelson Leader, 11th April 1919.

In Loving Memory of our dear Brother,
PTE. WILLIAM BANNISTER LEAVER,
Who died in Rouen Hospital, France, April 1st, 1919,
Aged 36 years.
Just when his hopes seemed brightest,
Just when his life seemed best,
God took away our brother
To be with him at rest.

Oh, the grief that we feel, words cannot ?
For we could not be with him so bid him farewell.
From Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leaver, 9, Regent St.,
And John and Willie (in France).

Info kindly supplied by Kris Baxter

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