|Death: ||Sep. 24, 1918|
He was born in the Orsett Registration District, the son of William Turner Choppen and Rosetta Choppen.
(Civil Registration Births Sep 1893 Choppen Leonard Turner Orsett 4a 450 )
Died aged 25 in Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Buried in Grays New September 28th 1918-death recorded under the name Choppin-Deaths Sep 1918 Choppin Leonard T 25 Norwich 4b 179.
Details from the Death Certificate are:
Occupation:an Army pensioner-a grocer's clerk
Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis-no Post Mortem
Informant:R. Choppen-step-mother, present at death, of 77 Cromwell Road, Grays.
The Thurrock Gazette of October 5th 1918 records the death of Lance Corporal T Choppen, Royal Engineers,of 77 Cromwell Road, Grays. T Choppen does not appear on CWGC's list of War Dead.
He enlisted on 26th February 1912 with the 6th Bn., The Essex Regiment, at the age of 18 years and 7 months. At the time he was a clerk employed at Seabrookes, the well-known local brewery; he lived at 42 Richmond Road, Grays.At the time of discharge from the army [no longer physically fit for war service] on 24th April 1918, he was a Lance Corporal in the Royal Engineers-EA Field Coy.-Service No. 528574, he had served for 6 years and 58 days, of which pensionable service was 3 years and 263 days.
In 1901 the family were living at 32 Benson Road Grays. Leonard's father was an electrical artisan, born in Canterbury and Leonard's mother was born in Mucking.
He is commemorated as a Casualty of The Great War in Grays Parish Church.
T Choppen does not appear on CWGC's list of War Dead.
He was accepted for commemoration as war dead on 12th February 2015.
Grays New Cemetery
Thurrock Unitary Authority
Plot: Grave 3-1333
Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Mar 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49558946