Lieutenant Leonard William Hugh Stevenson

Regiment: 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Panel reference: Pier and Face 4 D and 5 B.
Date published: 28/07/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 01/07/1916
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information: Lieut. Leonard William Hugh Stevenson, younger son of Mr. Isaac Stevenson, Hampstead Hall. Londonderry, and nephew of Mr. J. M. MacCaw, M.P., was educated at Sherbourne, where he was in the O.T.C. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, June, 1914, and passed his Junior Fresh whilst awaiting his commission. He received his commission in the 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Tyrones) in October, 1914, and went to France with the regiment in October, 1915. He was awarded the Military Cross in May, 1916, for conspicuous gallantry and promptness during a successful raid on the enemy's trenches. His quickness at a critical moment saved two minutes, and the enemy were actually issuing from their dug-outs as his party entered their trenches. Later he organised a party, and brought in a wounded man under fire. He was killed in his 20th year, whilst leading his men in the famous charge of the Ulster Division on July 1st.