Date of birth: 28th October 1895
Parents: St John and Ada Elizabeth Seaman
Address: 35 High Street
Occupation: School Teacher
Leonard was baptised at St Paul’s, Warwick on 5th January 1896. At that time his parents were living at 30 Linen Street, Warwick and his father was working as a grocer’s assistant.
In 1901 the family were living at 6 Theatre Street and consisted of St John and Ada (recorded as Ann E), sons Leonard (5) and Leslie (1) and daughter Hilda (3). They had a boarder, James Caseley, who was also a grocer’s assistant.
In 1911 the family were living at 35 High Street. St John was still working as a grocer’s assistant and they had a boarder who was an assistant in a shop selling baby linen. All three children were at school.
Leonard Seaman was a distinguished pupil at Warwick – achieving the rank of prefect as well as being a member of the First XV Rugby team of 1912:
Rank & Number: Lieutenant, 131959
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 10th Brigade, 4th Division
Date of death: Friday, August 30, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action at Remy
Commemorated/Buried: Vis-en-Artois, Pas de Calais
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Pauls Church, Westgate School, Warwick School
Whilst a Second-Lieutenant, L J C Seaman was wounded on August 27th 1917 but returned to fight and was killed in 1918.
Warwick Advertiser 7th September 1918
Warwick Advertiser 14th September 1918
- Gervald Frykman – Warwick School Archivist
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office