1. Memorial:Gunners Farm Military CemeteryJ. 1.

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of William Chambers Leete (Town Clerk of the Royal Borough of Kensington), of La Haye, Cholsey, Wallingford, Berks.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 

11th (Service) Battalion Formed at Codford in October 1914 as part of K3 and attached to 74th Brigade, 25th Division. Landed at Boulogne 25 September 1915. 12 August 1918 : disbanded in France.

Action : Actions in Spring 1916 

Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.

Detail :

Probate LEETE William John Hurstwaite of 48 Holland-road Kensington Middlesex and Hankow China captain H.M. Army died 21 January 1916 in Belgium on active service Probate London 15 June to William Chambers Leete town clerk. Effects £1170 2s. 9d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Doric Lodge No. 1433 E.C.China

7th November 1910
10th December 1910
7th January 1911

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