Leonard Wheller was born
in April 1888 and was the younger son of Thomas Wheller born in 1845 and Ellen
Wheller born in 1845. They lived in North Chideock.
Thomas Wheller was an Agricultural Worker. Prior to enlistment in 1915 Leonard was a Stone
Mason/Journeyman. Leonard had an older
brother John who was a Baker.
Leonard married Ethel
Hoskins in December 1914 at The St.Giles Parish Church and they had one child.
Leonard was ‘killed in
Action’ in Flanders on 27th August
1917, aged 29years.
On 18th March
1918 his widow Ethel was awarded a Army Widow’s Pension for herself and one
child which amounted to 18 shillings and 9 pence a week. His medals were sent to Ethel at Hope
Leonard Wheller is
commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium on Panel 23-28 and
163A. He is also commemorated on The
Chideock War Memorial.