Bromley War Memorial

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Leonard (Pat) Richard Boorman

1896 - 24/10/1919
CWGC Cemetery: Bromley (Plaistow) Cemetery
Other Memorials: National School (now Parish School)

Place of birth: Bromley, Kent
Last known address in Bromley: 42 College Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Bedfordshire Regiment
Rank: Private
Number: 59091

Family information

Parents: Edwin & Ellen Boorman
Parents' occupation: Cabman
Siblings: William George, Albert Charles, Frederick James (d), Thomas Edwin, Nellie Mabel, Henry Ewart, Sydney Rowland, Emma Margery

Census information

Address: 42 College Road
Address: 42 College Road
Occupation: House boy

Extra details

Leonard, known as Pat, was the seventh of Edwin and Ellen Boorman's nine children. He attended the National School, in 1911 he was a house boy.

Leonard joined the Royal West Kents in January 1915, he was sent to France on 22nd June 1915. He saw heavy fighting there and in 1917 was gassed and buried beneath debris from a heavy shell burst. He was sent home to hospital in England shortly afterwards. Leaving hospital he joined the Bedford Regiment but his health was not good and he returned to hospital on several occasions. In April 1919 he was demobbed but his health steadily became worse and on 18th October he was sent to Keycol Sanatorium, Sittingbourne where he died.

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