This name is on the St Mark's War Memorial, Kennington Oval, London SE11
L. C. Swadling
(Lionel Charles Swadling)
(Swadling, Lionel Charles)
Service no R/23631
Lance Corporal, King's Royal Rifle Corps, 11th Battalion
Died aged 18 on 14 January 1918
Born in Dalston, lived in Clapham, enlisted in Woolwich
Remembered at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium and at St Mark's Church, London SE11
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911, Lionel Charles Swadling, aged 11, was living in an extended family group in 8 rooms at 35 Shrubland Road in Shoreditch, East London. The household consisted of his uncle and aunt, Frederick George Wragg, 53, a patten maker, and Harriet Marian Wragg, 53, as well as their children:
George Edward Wragg, 17, a clerk for a wax merchants
William Frederick Wragg, 16, a machine minder for a metal spinning company
Harriett Marian Wragg, 10
Marian's widowed mother, Mary Ann Swadling, 73, lived with the family, as did her son, William George Swadling, 47, a traveller (selling gas fittings), and his children, Lionel Charles Swadling (remembered on the war memorial), Lilian Victoria Swadling, 13, and Sidney Swadling, 8.
All were born in Shoreditch, except Mary Ann Swadling (Camberwell), Lionel Charles Swadling (Hackney) and Sidney Swadling (Walthamstow).