Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery
Registered Charity No 1097153
Private (Signaller) Leonard Tetley Seed
In affectionate remembrance of Joseph Seed, of Halifax, who died March 16th 1898, aged 47 years.
He giveth his beloved rest.
Also Jane Ellen, widow of the above who died May 21st 1924, aged 63 years.
Also Leonard Tetley, their son killed in France, July 28th 1918, aged 23 years.
Source of biographical information including the image of Signaller Leonard Tetley Seed:
The Halifax Courier, dated August 24th, 1918
CWGC: Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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Leonard Tetley Seed was the youngest son of Joseph and Jane Ellen Seed of 24 Park View, Halifax. He served in the 2nd/4th Batallion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).
He was killed in action on 28th July 1918 aged 23 years. The report in the Halifax Courier, dated Saturday, August 24, 1918 read:
"...Sig. Seed has been in the Army over two years and went to France in Jan.,1917. He has been wounded once and returned to France last Christmas. Sig. Seed was an ardent worker at Queen’s-road U.M. Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher. He was also well known in Halifax as a local preacher. He was employed by Messrs. S. Hodgson and Co. electrical engineers, Pellon-lane..."
He is commemorated at Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France. (CWGC)
Leonard Tetley Seed is commemorated at Lister Lane Cemetery on the gravestone of