I.G.S. 1908-35 one clasp 'Burma 1930-32'. Two letters of surname officially corrected. With his original Soldiers' Service And Pay Book giving full details. Leonard Bramley was born at Thornaby, Yorkshire, on 13/9/05 and was a labourer before enlisting in Middlesbrough on 14/11/26. He joined the Buffs for 7 years with 5 years in the Army Reserve. He deserted on 30/11/26 and rejoined on 2/7/27 but this period of 215 days was later restored on 16/11/34. He served with the 2nd Bn. from 20/10/28 - India 1928-30, Burma 9/11/30 to 20/10/31, Andaman Islands 1931-32, Burma 1932-35 and Home 1935. He transferred to the Army Reserve on 16/1/35 and was discharged on 12/4/39. The medal is confirmed for service in the Burma Rebellion and he had two Good Conduct Badges and a 2nd class Certificate of Education. He was awarded a Nursing Orderlies' Certificate and served as Orderly to the Battalion Medical Officer. In 1911 he was living at the Vane Arms Hotel in Stockton where his father was an ostler. He married Celia Blair in Middlesbrough in the second quarter of 1938 and died in Hemlington Hospital, Middlesbrough, on 3/11/66. He lived at 10 Unthank Street. The Buffs was one of only three British battalions to serve in the Burma Rebellion.
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