Biography of Private Leonard Brutnell (41595)
9th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment
Formerly 32264 13th Yorkshire Regiment
32264 11th Reserve Cavalry
Died 7th February 1917


  • Name: Leonard Brutnell Sandall
    Date of birth: 1898
    Place of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1898
    Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: John Richard Brutnell
  • DOB: 1873
  • Place of Birth: Kiesby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Jobbing gardener


  • Name: Mary Jane Sandall
  • DOB: 1875
  • Place Of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1899 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Leonard Brutnell Sandall, 1898, Thurlby
  • Edith Mary Brutnell, 1900, Thurlby
  • Francis Charles Brutnell, 1901, Thurlby
  • Richard Lewis Brutnell, 1904, Thurlby
  • Jessie Irena Brutnell, 1906, Thurlby
  • Florence Lena Brutnell, 1909, Thurlby


  • 1901: Leonard is living with his parents in the High Street, Thurlby, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Leonard is living with his grandmother Martha Sandall at Thurlby, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 13 and he is listed as bring at school.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Leonard has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • The Times Thursday 5th March 1917
    All are privates, except where otherwise shown.  The town shown against each soldier’s nme is the home of his next-of-kin, except when followed by the abbreviation “Enlt.,” when it is his place of enlistment.
    YORK. R. – Brutnell, 41595 L. (Thurlby)

  • Lincolnshire Free Press Tuesday 27th March 1917
    Born Thurlby and enlisted Bourne, Lincs. Pte. Leonard Brutnell, of Thurlby near Bourne, was wounded early in February by a shell, and died on the 7th of that month. He was a very young soldier, having celebrated his 19th birthday on the first day of this year. He entered the Army in October 1916, joining the Hussars, and after two months training was transferred to the Yorks, proceeded to the Front in December.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show thatPrivate Leonard Brutnell, 41595, 9th Bn Yorkshire Hussars (Alexnadra, Princes of Wales’ Own) Regiment was killed in action on 7th February 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Mother Mary J


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Thurlby, Roll of Honour in St Firmins Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Leonard Brutnell, 41595, 9th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment who died on 7 February 1917 Age 19
  • Son of John Richard and Mary J Brutnell, of High St., Thurlby, Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Taken while visiting Lijssenthork Military Cemetery Visitors Centre

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Bourne
  • Died of wounds


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Lijssenthork Military Cemetery Visitors centre
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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