Private Leonard Dockray 15/1449

Private Leonard Dockray 15/1449

Born Rodley Leeds 1888

Private Harold Dockray 38308

Born Rodley Leeds 1896

Killed in action France, 1916

Leonard and Harold Dockray were the only children of Benjamin and Mary Ann Dockray living at 39,Nunthorpe Road, Rodley, Leeds.
At the outbreak of war, Leonard a draughtsman, brother Harold an apprentice turner and their Father an iron moulder were all employed by Thomas Smiths Crane works in Rodley. Both brothers left their jobs and enlisted, Leonard joined the Leeds Pals and after training at Colsterdale was posted to the 1st Battalion of the West York’s, He was wounded 1/7/1916 and evacuated to England, after his wounds had healed he was posted to 3rd battalion on coastal defence duties on the north the east coast for recuperation, he returned to the 1st battalion in France with whom he served out the rest of the war. He left the army on the 19th of June 1919.

Harold joined the 10th battalion York and Lancaster regiment. With whom he was Killed in action on the 16th of November 1916.
Having no known grave so is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, France

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