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L/Corporal Leonard Garfirth
S/40263 14th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Son of George & Ann

Died 27th March 1918

Aged 23 years

Commemorated on the Arras Memorial
Bay 9

Born at Wollaston.
Rushden Echo, 19th April 1918, Transcribed by Kay Collins

Pte. C Wyman (40), Essex Regiment, and Lance-Corpl. L Garfirth (23), A and S Highlands, both of Wollaston, were killed in France on March 22nd.

Rushden Argus, April 19th 1918, transcribed by Susan Manton

Killed in Action
L/Cpl. L Garfirth
L/Cpl. L Garfirth
—Lance Corporal L. Garfirth (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) husband of Mrs. Garfirth, High Street Wollaston, was killed on March 22nd in France. His Captain writes: "He was killed on March 22nd while bravely firing his Lewis gun to cover the retirement of his men. He was a very good soldier and a most efficient N.C.O. He will be missed very much in his Company, as he was very popular with everyone.€"

He was 22 years of age and joined up nearly three years ago, prior to which he was a pressman in the employ of the Northants Productive Society.

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