Alan24 Posted 8 June , 2016 Share Posted 8 June , 2016 I have this postcard sent from France on 22 Aug 1915 from a chap called Leonard to his sister - Miss A Allison. There is a reference to the sister 'making boots for soldiers'. The address sent to is in Leeds. The only Leonard Allison in the 1914/15 medal rolls is 16241 of the 7th KOSB. Luckily this man's service record survives and it's quite detailed too. He was married in Leeds and resident there upon demobilization, so far so good. A Lincolnshire man who moved to Dumbarton in 1913 to take up a position as apprentice saw miller and joined a Scottish regiment in Sept. 1914. Army records show his full name as Edward Leonard Allison, also shown in FreeBMD and Census returns. The problem is I cannot connect him to a sister 'Miss A.' The only sister I can find who would have been old enough to make boots is Phyllis Maude, however I'm torn as to the signature..does it match his attestation papers...I can't decide. Also, I assume KSOB was not a 'kilted' regiment? Just been reading in Lyn McDonald's Somme about Englishmen in kilted regiments. Am I right in thinking only the Highland regiments were kilted? Alan, Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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