1. Memorial:Tourgeville Military Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.128
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour8A GQS

Awards & Titles:

Mentioned in Despatches

Family :

Son of Lt Col F. H. Leather, D.S.O., and Ella Mary Leather, of Castle House, Weobley, Herefordshire.

Education & Career :

Leather was head of School at Repton and had a distinguished career there.

Domus exhibitioner of Balliol College, Oxford from October 1913. He was a member of the Balliol Athletics team.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 4th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry 

1/4th Battalion August 1914 : in Shrewsbury. Army Troops attached to Welsh Division. Moved on mobilisation to Sittingbourne. 29 October 1914 : sailed from Soutahmpron for India, arriving at Bombay on 1 December. 10 February 1915 : arrived at Singapore, although a detachment was sent to the Andaman Islands. Rejoined as a battalion in Singapore on 13 April 1917. 30 May 1917 : arrived at Capetown. Sailed on 29 June for Southampton. 27 July 1917: landed at Le Havre. 18 August 1917 : attached to 190th Brigade in 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. 4 February 1918 : transferred to 56th Brigade in 19th (Western) Division.

Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

He took a commission in the Army Service Corps and served under his father in the Welsh Divisional Transport and Supply Column. He was prompted Temp Capt and became Supply Officer to the North Wales Brigade.

In July 1915 he went out to Gallipoli and took part in operations at Sulva Bay but was invalided home in November.

He recovered and rejoined his unit in France.

Transferring to the Infantry he was Mentioned.

Detail :

In April 1918 he was commanding a company of the 4th Shropshire LI when he fell ill and died on active service.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire

5th May 1914
11th June 1914

He was initiated into the Apollo whilst up at Balliol.

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