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Pte. Leonard Bate 1st Btn. D Coy Leicestershire Regiment

Len Bate was posted to France in autumn of 1914. He was 26 years old. On 21st October, the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment arrived at the line near Armentieres to relieve the 1st Battalion West Yorks.

Len, a member of D Company, was wounded and taken prisoner in the attack on the level crossing south of La Houssoie station on 25th October. He was to spend the next four years as a POW, initially at Cassel and from December 1916 at Langensalza.

After the war he returned to his wife and daughter in Leicestershire, moved to Staffordshire, where his son was born in 1921, before immigrating to Ontario, Canada where he became a successful businessman and well known amateur artist. He made regular return visits to his family in Leicester until his death in 1971.

Nicola Bate


Pte. Albert Goodwin 2nd Btn. Royal Berkshire Regiment

Albert Goodwin was gassed and taken prisoner in May 1918. He was taken to a camp at Langensalza in Germany and was put to work in the nearby Salt mines.

Albert suffered for the rest of his life with severe chest issues but never complained or talked about what he had done or seen. It would appear that his service record was one of the many that were destroyed in WW2, so this is our way to ensure that his record is preserved.



Pte. Charles Harry Dalton 8th Btn Leicestershire Regiment

My Father, Private Charles Harry Thomas Dalton, service No. 42130 was taken prisoner of war at Cormicy on 27th May 1918 and detained in Langensalza camp. I have his information from the International Red Cross. I would like to know if there is anymore information regarding his Army life, i.e when did he join up and where else did he serve?

Robert Dalton

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