|1. Memorial:||Tourgeville Military Cemetery|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.128|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||8A 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.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|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.
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.
In April 1918 he was commanding a company of the 4th Shropshire LI when he fell ill and died on active service.
|Type||Lodge 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.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley
Researcher : Tom Hawley