Private Leonard Francis Bentley

Army Number: 47885

Battalion: 2/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British War and Victory Medal

Born and lived in Nottingham. Son of William Hirst and Eliza Annie Bentley, of 8, Warren Avenue, Haydn Road, Nottingham. He was a butcher’s boy prior to enlisting at Nottingham. Killed in action, 21st March 1918, aged 20, whilst holding the line near Noreuil, France on the opening day of the German Spring Offensive or (Kaiserschlact)

Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France. Bay 7.

Arras Memorial, France.

Private Leonard Bentley is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Chelsea Street Baptist Church War Memorial, (Whitmoor Baptist Church) Nottingham.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.