Leonard Shilvock attended Halesowen C of E school and was married to Sarah who lived at 12 Islington, Halesowen. He volunteered for the Worcesters and went to the 9th (Service) Battalion. They were in training for nearly a year and were then sent out to Gallipoli to break the stalemate on the peninsula. They landed successfully on the 6th August and attempted to seize the crest of the ridge. Private Leonard Shilvock was seriously wounded in either the landing or the following actions and was taken to the base hospital in Egypt. On the 10th he died of wounds and is buried in Chatby, Cemetery (J 132) Alexandria. He was 21 years of age and is commemorated on the Halesowen and Halesowen C of E school Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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