Date of birth: 25th August 1920
Parents: Cecil Henry and Frances Cole
Wife: Jean Olive Cole nee Perks
Address: 34 Woodhouse Street, Warwick
Occupation: Worked at Lockheed Brake Company in Leamington
Lionel was born in Warwick to parents Cecil Henry and Francis Cole (nee Howton).
The 1939 register shows he had an older brother, Cecil Walter (1917-2006), who was working as a Sheet Metal Worker. His father was working as a Floor Inspector and Lionel was a Body Maker and Car Fitter.
Lionel married Jean Olive Perks (b. 1923) in Q2 of 1942. Jean married again, in 1948 and 1956. She died in York in 2013.
Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 10603043
Regiment/Service: Reconnaissance Corps, 15th (Scottish) Regiment,
Brigade/Division: RAC - Royal Armoured Corps
Date of death: 9th September 1944
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 3. Row L. Grave 1.
Commemorated locally at: St Paul's Church
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- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office