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Arrand, Leonard (1897-1918)


Birth:  1897 in Darwen the son of James William Arrand and Emma Foster


Death: 18 Apr 1918, Woolwich






Darwen News Wednesday 1st May 1918


The funeral of the late Air Mechanic Leonard Arrand, of 54 Hollins Grove Street, who died in Hospital from appendicitis too place last week at the Darwen Cemetery, when a detachment of soldiers and airmen walked at the front of and by the sides of the hearse. Air Mechanic Arrand, who was 21 years of aged, joined the Air Ordnance Corps nearly three years ago, and was on the point of going to France when he died. 

He was in the employ of Hoddlesden Cooperative Society, and attended St Cuthbert Church. The interment was attended by the following Mr & Mrs Arrand (father and mother); Mrs Kirkham (sister); Miss Maggie Arrand (sister); Mr and Mrs Briggs (sister and brother-in-law); Mr Harold Kirkham; Mrs Gent (aunt); Mrs Gelsthorpe (aunt); Mr Peters; Mr Benjamin Walsh (employee from Hoddlesden); Flight-Sergeant George Earnshaw and 1st Air Mechanic Roland Haggett (comrades). 

Wreaths were sent from the Flight Depot, female staff (WAAC's); Non commissioned Officers and Men; Father, Mother, and Sisters; Aunts and Cousins; Mr and Mrs Entwistle; Mr Peters; Mr Yates; Nellie, Elsie, Katie and Ellen; Mr and Mrs Haggett and family. Flowers were sent by friends and neighbours. Flight-Sergeant George Earnshaw, in saying a few words about deceased, said he had an untarnished record of three years, which was something to be proud of.

                                         Thanks to Tony Foster November 2011
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