Major John Talbot Bury Frank Leighton

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Reference WMO/295450

Address:

King's Somborne Village Hall

Romsey Road

King's Somborne

SO20 6PP

England

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Status: Unknown
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Hall
Materials:
  • Unknown Unknown
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Village hall constructed as a memorial to Major Leighton. This report is derived from a report in the Hampshire War Memorials website dated 1986. The website for the Hall describes it as "modern" and "state of the art". I was unable to ascertain online whether this means that the Hall has been reconstructed so that the original no longer exists, or that it has been modernised. Nor whether the plaque regarding its construction as a memorial is still there - Major Leighton's name does not seem to appear on the hall website. Local knowledge is called for. and enquiries have been made. The hall does not appear in the IWM Register, though other memorials in the village do.
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This Building is Erected by, Mr. & Mrs. H. Johnson, of Marsh Court To the Memory of their Nephew Major John Talbot Bury Frank Leighton MC Scots Guards, R.F.C. who gave his Life For his Country, May 7th 1917 Aged 25

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