Mr Leonard Arthur Guyatt—
Father: Frederick Thomas Guyatt
Mother: Helena Maria Horning
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- Married - no marriages are recorded here.
Private Leonard Arthur Guyatt. Service number 17338 of the Tenth Battalion - Royal West Kent Regiment - Forty First Division.
On the 10th of July1917 the 10th Battalion was stationed near Fletre for a period of training and relaxation also to receive reinforcements from a service battalion prior to returning to Ypres to take up positions near a canal.
On the 24th of July the British Army attacked the ridges east of Ypres in an attempt to reach the Belgian coast. The 10th battalion took part in this assault, their task being to protect the right flank of the main attack and capture Hollebeke, which is now a suburb of Ypres. Heavy fighting took place in this area and the battalion had many casualties, the area was defended by the German 10th Bavarian Division. This tour of duty lasted several days and was followed by a rest of four days followed by another three days 8th, 9th and 10th of August in the front line.
The main incident of this period of duty was a raid carried out on the 10th of August on machinegun emplacements by a strong party. Several German prisoners were taken; with only one British casualty which was presumably Leonard Guyatt.The procedure for dealing with casualties in World War 1 was in the first instance to be taken to the Regimental Aid Post and then onto the Advanced Dressing Station and finally to the Casualty Clearing Station. Number 11 Casualty Clearing Station was situated at Godewaersvelde from the 16th of July 1917 until 15th of April 1918 and this is where Leonard Guyatt was taken and died. He is buried in Plot 1, Row C, and Grave 47 in the Military Cemetery which would have been situated near the site of the Casualty Clearing Station.