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William Leonard Randall

Biography of Sapper William Leonard Randall (169322)
69th Field Coy.,  Royal Engineers
Died 28th September 1917

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William Leonard Randall

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Freiston, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jul – Sept 1895

Place of Birth Registration:
Boston, Lincolnshire, England


No Marriage for William has been found.


Father’s Name:
Charles Randall

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Freiston, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:

Mother’s Name:
Lydia Mary Knipe

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1887 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Charles Henry Randall, 1891, Dornall, Sheffield
Ethel L Randall, 1893, Freiston
Maud Eveline Randall, 1894, Freiston
William Leonard Randall, 1895, Freiston
Lizzie Mary Randall, 1902, Thurlby
Lucy May Randall, 1905, Thurlby
Plus 3 more who names are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1901 Census:
William is living with his parents at Northorpe, Lincolnshire

1911 Census:
William is living with his parents in Thurlby, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 15 and he is listed as at home assisting father

Relatives in services:
William’s brother Charles Henry also fought and were killed in WW1. Charles can be found on our page dedicated to the Thurlby War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions

Lincolnshire Echo Thursday 25th October 1917
Randall, 169322 Sapper W. (Bourne)

Grantham Journal Saturday 27th October 1917
Other Regiments.
Killed:- Shewoods, Stevenson 4525 S.H. (Grantham); R.H.A., Dexter 52877 Bdr. S. (Uppingham); R.E.’s, Randall 169322 Spr. W. (Bourne).

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Sapper William Randall, 169322, 69th Field Coy, Royal Engineers was killed in action on 28th September 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
William’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal

UK:Thurlby, Roll of Honour in St Firmin’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Sapper William Leonard Randall, 169322, 69th Field Coy,Royal Engineers who died on 28 September 1917
Remembered with honour, Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux.

More information:

Military Service Timeline:

Enlisted in Bourne