DORSETT, Leonard

Royal Warwickshire. 24 October 1918

Leonard Dorsett was the son of Enoch and Eliza Dorsett of 18 Earl Street, Kates Hill, Dudley. He was one of the last age-group to be called up and joined the Warwicks Territorials in the 61st (2nd South Midland) Division. He was sent to the 2/7th Battalion which had suffered badly from Cambrai in November 1917 through the first two German Spring offensives to the recovery and Advance to Victory. In October they .were reorganized and played an important part in the final defeat of the German army. They crossed the Sambre and Selle where there was some resistance and casualties were taken. Among them was Private Leonard Dorsett who was killed on the 24th October 1918. He was 19 years of age and is buried in Cannone Farm Cemetery (A 14) and commemorated on the Dudley and Kates Hill Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Dudley St. John, Kates Hill

Dudley St. John, Kates Hill

Saint John's Road Dudley, West Midlands DY2 7JT, United Kingdom, DY2 7JT

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