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  • Name LEADBETTER, Douglas  [1
    Born 1894  Widnes, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Widnes, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 7y 
    50 Viaduct St 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Widnes, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 17y 
    50 Viaduct St 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Widnes, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Fitter's Apprentice 
    Age: 17y 
    • Industry or service with which worker is connected: Chemical

      Whether Employer, Worker or Working on Own Account: Worker
    Died 7 Apr 1918  HMS "Knight Templar", At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 24y 
    Buried Widnes Cemetery, Widnes, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I15682  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Father LEADBEATER, William,   b. 1857, Halsall, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother CHAPMAN, Mary J,   b. Abt 1858, Sandbach, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1881  Christ Church, Wheelock, Sandbach, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F3967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • War Deaths
    CWGC Douglas Leadbetter
    CWGC Douglas Leadbetter

  • Notes 
    • ? Named List: World War I casualties
      INDI: [I979] Eric Francis GREEN
      INDI: [I1832] James HALSALL
      INDI: [I2115] Frederick Harold SUMNER
      INDI: [I2969] Arnold Robert BAILEY
      INDI: [I2972] Frank Ernest BEAMISH
      INDI: [I2973] Godfrey Gurney LEE
      INDI: [I3017] Clifford Charles BUNN
      INDI: [I3052] Sidney William BUNN
      INDI: [I3668] Nathan THRELFALL
      INDI: [I3716] Harold RAINFORD
      INDI: [I4318] William Henry SPENCER
      INDI: [I4527] Thomas GREEN
      INDI: [I4545] James GREEN
      INDI: [I4822] Thomas BLUNDELL
      INDI: [I5022] Peter TABRON
      INDI: [I5600] Thomas Harold CORLEY
      INDI: [I5728] Matthew HOWARD
      INDI: [I6048] Edward PARKER
      INDI: [I6191] James ASPINALL
      INDI: [I6392] Albert Butler Heukensfeldt CLAYTON-SMITH
      INDI: [I6396] Horace E Heukensfeldt CLAYTON-SMITH
      INDI: [I6488] George Percy CALDWELL
      INDI: [I6930] Herbert Harold PLANT
      INDI: [I6939] Robert William JENKERSON
      INDI: [I7004] James Charles CADWELL
      INDI: [I7016] Harold CADWELL
      INDI: [I7024] Albert CADWELL
      INDI: [I7057] John Joseph CADWELL
      INDI: [I7116] Thomas CADWELL
      INDI: [I7501] Thomas Alick RIMMER
      INDI: [I7678] Peter HALSALL
      INDI: [I7809] Timothy RIGBY
      INDI: [I7817] Joseph SHAW
      INDI: [I7818] Stephen SHAW
      INDI: [I7866] Hugh WRIGHT
      INDI: [I7872] John Albert BROOKFIELD
      INDI: [I7917] Robert HALSALL
      INDI: [I8107] Henry LLOYD
      INDI: [I8131] Silas LLOYD
      INDI: [I8254] John Edward BALL
      INDI: [I8326] Harry Rimmer JOHNSON
      INDI: [I8364] James SUMNER
      INDI: [I8373] Edward SUMNER
      INDI: [I8396] Alfred Ernest JINKERSON
      INDI: [I8415] Robert BLUNDELL
      INDI: [I8695] John HOWARD
      INDI: [I8871] Benjamin JACKSON
      INDI: [I8932] Arthur MISTER
      INDI: [I9716] Albert LUNT
      INDI: [I9841] Charles John RIMMER
      INDI: [I9861] Chester Harry WRIGHT
      INDI: [I9924] Francis William BEAMISH
      INDI: [I10509] Robert Henry TWIST
      INDI: [I10615] John COOKSON
      INDI: [I10629] Herbert JACOB
      INDI: [I11256] Richard PEET
      INDI: [I11347] Nathan SEDDON
      INDI: [I11365] John Taylor PEET
      INDI: [I11603] Thomas BRETHERTON
      INDI: [I11618] Francis ANDERTON
      INDI: [I12076] Hugh Gregson PEET
      INDI: [I12173] James Hugh SALISBURY
      INDI: [I12174] Arthur Balfour SALISBURY
      INDI: [I12411] Robert WIGGANS
      INDI: [I12757] John BARTON
      INDI: [I12928] John AUGHTON
      INDI: [I13230] Jack THOMPSON
      INDI: [I13300] Cyril SUTTON
      INDI: [I13559] Henry Houghton HOWARD
      INDI: [I13572] Edwin HARGREAVES
      INDI: [I14843] George Hilton RIGBY
      INDI: [I15266] Peter RIMMER
      INDI: [I15378] William WATKINSON
      INDI: [I15434] Hugh GILDERT
      INDI: [I15557] Henry Frederick BALL
      INDI: [I15682] Douglas LEADBETTER
      INDI: [I16206] Joseph EATON
      INDI: [I16208] John EATON
      INDI: [I16455] Henry Leadbetter MEADOWS
      INDI: [I16599] Harold Dyson WRIGHT
      INDI: [I16925] John Brookfield WAREING
      INDI: [I17836] Frederick ALLENDER
      INDI: [I19034] James William RIMMER
      INDI: [I19134] Edward ORMESHER
      INDI: [I19137] Thomas Major ORMESHER
      INDI: [I19344] Levi RIMMER
      INDI: [I19445] John Sutton WAREING
      INDI: [I19537] Richard WATKINSON
      INDI: [I19825] Edgar HODSON
      INDI: [I19827] George Albert HODSON
      INDI: [I19981] George William MAWDESLEY
      INDI: [I20055] William WRIGHT
      INDI: [I20169] Thomas Sutton WRIGHT
      INDI: [I20695] William WIGNALL
      INDI: [I20934] Thomas LEADBETTER
      INDI: [I21767] Albert Edward SAWYER
      INDI: [I22558] Edward Boardman CULSHAW
      INDI: [I22868] Stanley JUMP
      INDI: [I22945] William JOHNSON
      INDI: [I23018] Richard ABRAM
      INDI: [I23496] Thomas RYDING
      INDI: [I23704] Harold Edgar HODSON
      INDI: [I23709] William Herbert HODSON
      INDI: [I23846] Harold JOHNSON
      INDI: [I23936] Robert Samuel MALLETT
      INDI: [I24088] Austin BRADSHAW
      INDI: [I24478] Alfred James GUY
      INDI: [I24735] Thomas BOND
      INDI: [I24736] William BOND
      INDI: [I24749] Ralph Riddell BOND
      INDI: [I24765] John BOND
      INDI: [I24830] Richard MONK
      INDI: [I24979] Henry Alfred KEEN
      INDI: [I25186] Arnold Clifford BLUNDELL
      INDI: [I25197] Reginald Thomas GREGSON
      INDI: [I25787] Evan Job PURSLOW
      INDI: [I25947] James DENNISON
      INDI: [I26745] Frederic Augustus DRAKE
      INDI: [I26768] Robert Henry WILSON
      INDI: [I26842] Ernest James BEAMISH
      INDI: [I28726] William John BRIDGE
      INDI: [I30069] Stephen WAREING
      INDI: [I30130] Alfred George WARD
      INDI: [I30660] William BALL
      INDI: [I30661] Joseph BALL
      INDI: [I30662] Benjamin BALL
      INDI: [I31094] Henry SUGGATE
      INDI: [I31457] Horace KEMP
      INDI: [I31524] Henry George BEAMISH
      INDI: [I31544] John Edward BEAMISH
      INDI: [I31728] Thomas Baker SEDDON
      INDI: [I32453] Edward Sutton RIGBY
      INDI: [I32456] Thomas Sutton RIGBY
      INDI: [I32516] Herbert Leslie SUTTON
      INDI: [I32664] Isaac HALSALL
      INDI: [I32764] William Ball LINAKER
      INDI: [I33175] Albert BOND
      INDI: [I33395] Gilbert Milne RIMMER
      INDI: [I33482] Alfred Hodge WOODS
      INDI: [I33571] Harold Albion MACKIE
      INDI: [I33587] Walter RIMMER
      INDI: [I33651] Walter SUMNER
      INDI: [I34705] John William Abram TOMLINSON

  • Sources 
    1. [S5978] Census 1901 Widnes, Lancashire, England RG13 Piece 3515 Folio 112 Page 36, (RG13 Piece 3515 Folio 112 Page 36).

    2. [S623] BMD indexes, Births Q1 1894 Prescot Vol:8b Page:659.

    3. [S10521] Census 1911 Widnes, Lancashire, England RG14 PN22730 RD456 SD3 ED23 SN127, (RG14 PN22730 RD456 SD3 ED23 SN127).

    4. [S800] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, (

      Initials: D

      Nationality: United Kingdom

      Rank: Fourth Engineer Officer

      Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine Reserve

      Unit Text: H.M.S. Knight Templar

      Age: 24

      Date of Death: 07/04/1918

      Additional information: Son of the late William and Mary Jane (nee Leadbetter).

      Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

      Grave/Memorial Reference: VII C. CE. 2842.

      Cemetery: WIDNES CEMETERY

      KNIGHT TEMPLAR was built in 1905 by Chas. Connell & Co. at Greenock with a tonnage of 7175grt, a length of 470ft , a beam of 58ft and a service speed of 11 knots. Built for the Knight Steamship Co. she was requisitioned during 1914 as an Expeditionary Force Transport and in 1917 was redesignated as a Commissioned Escort Ship. She was acquired by Holt's in 1917 and on 7th April 1918 was damaged by a torpedo fired by U-53 south west of the Eddystone Lighthouse and was towed into Plymouth. In 1925 she was sold to A/S Tonsberg Havlfangeri of Norway for conversion into a whale oil carrier and floating refinery and renamed Orwell. She continued in service for a further nineteen years until February 1954 when she was sold for scrapping at Hamburg. (Photo: John Clarkson Collection)

    5. [S623] BMD indexes.
      Marriages Jun 1881 (>99%)

      CHAPMAN Mary Jane Congleton LEADBETTER William Congleton 8a 413

    6. [S915] Cheshire BMD, (
      Cheshire Marriage indexes for the years: 1881 to 1885

      Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference

      CHAPMAN Mary J LEADBETTER William Wheelock, Christ Church Cheshire Central 1093/1/113


Comments (1)

Topic: Douglas LEADBETTER
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Douglas Welch (UK) says...
I got my name from Douglas Leadbetter. The CWGC information that his mother was Mary Jane (nee Leadbetter) is wrong. She was Mary Jane Chapman as shown in 3 & 4 above.
Does any one know of a connection to a May Cook?
18th January 2014 8:05pm
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