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Second Lieutenant  Leonard F Veal


Harrogate Herald - 20th June 1917

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Second Lieutenant Leonard F Veal, who joined the 1/5th West Yorks after the outbreak of war, as a matter of fact, in September, 1914., as a private, and was billeted at the Beechwood, where the 2/5th were, has earned his commission. He went to France, and was in some stiff fighting. He was sent home to train for his commission, after the advance on the Somme last July. He came to a Scottish camp, and very soon was appointed cadet adjutant. Before joining the colours he was with Messrs Maxwell Grayson, wine merchants, of James Street.

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