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coleLeonard was born in Bilston in 1882, the son of Stephen Bullock and Lydia Cole. He was educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School. In 1901 they were living at 2 The Crescent, Broad Street, Bilston, together with Leonard’s brother Fred Baker Cole. Leonard was a veterinary student, being taught at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London. Once he qualified as a veterinary surgeon, he spent a period in partnership with Mr H. Pickworth of Wednesbury and Bilston, but later moved to Margate and Ramsgate, where is was in partnership with Lyne Dixon. He married Mr Dixon’s daughter, Winifred Mary, in 1910, by which point the couple were living at 185 High Street, Ramsgate. In 1911, they had a daughter, Vera C.

Leonard enlisted in the Army Veterinary Corps, and spent 12 months in Egypt and Palestine, becoming a Captain. In May 1918, he was recalled to France to relieve a brigade, but died of wounds on 9 May 1918. He is buried at the Daours Communal Cemetery Extension. An article about his death appeared in the Express & Star on 23 May 1918.

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