Groves L A Lt 11th Royal Sussex Regiment

Groves L A Lt 11th Royal Sussex Regiment

L IEUTENANT LEONARD ALLOWAY GROVES, Royal Sussex Regiment, was the son of Aubrey Groves of Ramsgate, and was born in 1878. He became a member of the Stock Exchange in 1904, trading under his own name.

On the outbreak of war he joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. and eventually received his commission in the 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.

He went to France early in 1916 and was killed while leading his men to the attack on Beaumont Hamel on September 3rd. For a long time he was reported as missing, but it was finally ascertained that he was killed instantly.

Source : The Stock Exchange War Memorial 1914-1918

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