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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Stoke on Trent Staffordshire
Leek's next of kin and sole legatee was his aunt Mary J Cooper of 120 Walnut Street Ayleston Road Leicester.
He was a railway wagon repairer upon enlistment.
23 Oct 1917
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161073 - CWGC Website
87233
86 Derby Road Stapleford Nottinghamshire.
Private
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Private Joseph Leek attested at Nottingham 29th November 1915 standing 5' 8" and weighing 140 lbs. Giving his age as 22 yrs and 3 months and his occupation as railway waggon repairer. Mobilised on 8th December 1916 and posted with the service number 68191 to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 2nd March 1917 . He embarked from Folkstone on 25th April 1917 landing the same day at Boulogne. He was killed in action on 23rd October 1917 and was buried at Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Belgium.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Joseph Leek - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle