Cunliffe, John Leonard


He was the youngest son of William Joseph Cunliffe of Brooklands, Cheshire and came to Winchester from Bilton Grange as an Exhibitioner. He was Head of House his last year, a Commoner Prefect and in Sixth Book, and played in Commoner XV. He went up to University College, Oxford, in 1907 and taking his degree in Jurisprudence (M.A. and B.C.L.), entered the solicitor’s office of Messrs Slater, Heelis and Co., where he remained until the outbreak of war. He obtained a commission in December 1914 in the 21st Battalion Manchester Regiment and went to France in November 1915. He fell at Delville Wood on September 4th 1916. Captain Cunliffe married in 1914 Miss Dorothy Smith and left one son.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Cunliffe
  • Forenames or initials: John Leonard
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1901-1907
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Manchester Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 18th June 1888
  • Date of Death: 4th September 1916
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Pier and Face 13A and 14C