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Leon David Goldseller

Born:
6 Adar 5656 (20 February 1896)
Died:
22 Nisan 5677 (14 April 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
GOL4833
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
6 Adar 5656 (20 February 1896)

Death

Date of death:
22 Nisan 5677 (14 April 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Cause of death:
Died of wounds - gunshot wound to the stomach
Burial place:
Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory

Places

Addresses

Family home:
28 Belfield Road, Didsbury Manchester (1911)

Schools

Name:
Manchester Grammar School
Name:
Kanno Institute, Belgium
Name:
Salford Technical Institute
Name:
Manchester University

Other Organisations

Name:
Manchester University O.T.C.
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Account of his death:

As the battalion signal officer on 14th April 1917 Leon led a patrol into No Man’s Land near Bullecourt. Once through the enemy wire they were detected by the Germans who fired upon them wounding Leon in the stomach. His men carried him to an unoccupied trench, organised a stretcher party and under machine gun and sniper fire evacuated him to a dressing station near Ecoust-St-Mein where he later died. He was buried the following day by a Jewish Chaplain. One of the men who rescued him from the battlefield, Private Edward Rust, was awarded a Military Medal for his actions.

From: http://www.ww1.manchester.ac.uk/roll-of-honour/leon-david-goldseller/

Family

Parents

Father: Ben Goldseller (male)
Mother: Bertha Goldseller (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date discharged/death:
14 April 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
West Riding Regiment
Battalion/unit:
5th Battalion

Roll of Honour

L. D. GOLDSELLER, 15 April 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Lieutenant
Date of Death:
14/04/1917
Age:
21
Regiment / service:
5th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Cemetery:
Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory
Grave reference:
I. C. 1.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Wholesale Cotton Fabrics
Date started:
1911
Date left:
1913
Position:
Worker
Organisation:
Family business
Date started:
1913
Date left:
1914
Position:
Worker
Organisation:
Pearsons Electrical Contractors

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