Cyril Gilbert Leonard

Male10 October 1912–1943

Brief Life History of Cyril Gilbert

When Cyril Gilbert Leonard was born on 10 October 1912, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Gilbert George Joseph Leonard, was 33 and his mother, Mabel Emma Hackett, was 30. He died in 1943, in Bucklow Hill, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert George Joseph Leonard
Mabel Emma Hackett
Cyril Gilbert Leonard
Godfrey R Leonard

Sources (2)

  • Cyril G Leonard, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Cyril G Leonard, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (2)

World Events (3)


Age 2

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 2

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.


Age 6

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English; French (Léonard); Walloon (mainly Léonard): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of ancient Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A Christian saint of this name, who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century, but about whom nothing is known except for a largely fictional life dating from half a millennium later, was popular throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages and was regarded as the patron of peasants and horses. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Leonardo , Polish, Slovenian, etc. Lenart or Lenard , and probably also their derivatives. Compare Larned , Learned , and Yenor .

Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan .

German: variant of Leonhard , cognate with 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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