1. Grave:Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, LonguevalXI. D. 40.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.128
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour42D GQS

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Family :

Son of Joseph and Eliza Leech, of Ardmore, 7, Brentwood Rd., Romford, Essex. Born at Upminster, Essex.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 13/Welsh Regiment 

13th (Service) Battalion (2nd Rhondda) Formed at Cardiff on 23 October 1914. Moved to Rhyl and attached to 129th Brigade in 43rd Division. 28 April 1915 : formation became the 114th Brigade in 38th (Welsh) Division. Moved to Winchester in August 1915. Landed at Le Havre in December 1915.

Action : The Second Battles of the Somme 1918 

21 August - 3 September 1918. Following the success at Amiens which Ludendorf described as "the black day for the German army" the conditions were right for the advance to be continued over the old Somme battlefield. Astonishingly the battlefield was crossed in 10 days, compared with the four months of the first battle. The Germans were pushed back towards the Hindenburg Line defences.

Detail :

His medal card shows that he was formerly of the R.W. Kents as a Corporal and Lance Sergeant and became a 2nd Lieutenant of the 13th Welch Regiment later on. He landed in France 4th May 1916.

Probate LEECH Percy Leonard of Hope-cottage 176 Leyton-road Stratford Essex died 27 August 1918 in France Probate London February to Joseph Leech licence holder. Effects £50. Former Grant P.R. 9 January 1919.

For his service he was awarded the Victory Medal and British War Medal.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Victoria Diamond Jubilee No. 2675 E.C.London

11th December 1912
12th February 1913
18th March 1913

Recorded as a 24 year old Clerk from Stratford at the time of his initiation in 1912. The contribution record shows that he was "Killed in Action" in 1918.

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