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Yvonne

Yvonne Report 16 Apr 2013 22:50

There is a war death posted on the CWGC site for a J. A. Leach, age 40, killed 1916 and shown as son of Mrs. Leach, 32 Mersey Lane, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. I've been trying to find out if this person is connected to my Leach family but I can't seem to find him. Is there a site where you can put in the address and find who lived there?

Thanks
Yvonne

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 16 Apr 2013 22:59

1911
Name: John Leach
Age in 1911: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Oscroft, Cheshire, England
Civil parish: Birkenhead
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England
Street Address: 32 Mersey Lane South Rock Ferry
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Cou Feetouce
[Confectioner]
Registration district: Birkenhead
Registration District Number: 452
Sub-registration district: Tranmere
ED, institution, or vessel: 33
Piece: 22036
Household Members: Name Age
John Leach 60
Sarah Elizabeth Leach 55
James Arthur Leach 31
George Manley Leach 26
Susanna Mary Leach 24
Maud Mary Leach 21
Thomas Herbert Leach 19
Elsie Leach 19
Murray Thompson Leach 17

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 16 Apr 2013 23:02

Just for info

LEACH, J A
Rank:Private
Service No:34553
Date of Death:01/07/1916
Age:40
Regiment/Service:The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
18th Bn.
Grave ReferenceVernon Street Cem. Mem. 17.
CemeteryDANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ
Additional Information:
Son of Mrs. Leach, of 32, Mersey Lane South, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead.

Catherine

Catherine Report 16 Apr 2013 23:03

????

1901 England Census about James A Leac
Name: James A Leac
[James A Leach]
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relation: Son
Father's Name: John Leach
Mother's Name: Sarah E Leach
Gender: Male
Where born: M Chester, Lancashire, England
Civil parish: Birkenhead
Ecclesiastical parish: Rock Ferry St Peter
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England
Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Registration district: Birkenhead
Sub-registration district: Tranmere
ED, institution, or vessel: 26
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 7
Piece: 3398
Folio: 152
Page Number: 4
Household Members:
Name Age
John Leach 50
Sarah E Leach 46
James A Leac 22
John R Leac 20
George M Leac 16
Susannah M Leac 14
Maud M Leac 12
Thomas H Leac 9
Elsie Leac 9
Murray T Leac 6

Catherine

Catherine Report 16 Apr 2013 23:04

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about James Arthur Leach
Name: James Arthur Leach
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1879
Registration district: Chorlton
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 811


UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 about James Arthur Leach
Name: James Arthur Leach
Birth Place: Bolton
Death Date: 25 Apr 1915
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Bolton
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's (Shropshire Light Infantry)
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Number: 16217
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

................this one died in 1915?

Yvonne

Yvonne Report 16 Apr 2013 23:04

Thanks GlitterBaby that definitely looks like the family ... don't know how I missed it.

Yvonne

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 16 Apr 2013 23:06

Can find a Medal Card but no service record

Name: James A Leach
Regiment or Corps: Liverpool Regiment
Regimental Number: 34553

Yvonne

Yvonne Report 16 Apr 2013 23:07

Thanks Catherine, that gives me a lot to go on.

Yvonne

Catherine

Catherine Report 16 Apr 2013 23:13

Bit of a puzzle here, as the J A Leach who died in 1916 is John Arthur:-


UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 about John Arthur Leach
Name: John Arthur Leach
Birth Place: Rock Ferry, Cheshire
Residence: Rock Ferry
Death Date: 1 Jul 1916
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Knowsley Park, Prescot, Lancs
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Battalion: 18th Battalion
Number: 34553
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

.....................................................................................

..................but, the family in 1901 and 1911 census have James Arthur as their son?

Vicci

Vicci Report 17 Apr 2013 04:32

the medal card shown above has the same service number but name James Arthur Leach 34553

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 17 Apr 2013 07:28

Death
Name: LEACH, James A
Unit:King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Rank:Private
Number:34553
Year: 1916
Volume : I.20
Page: 300
Record source: GRO War Death Army Other Ranks (1914 to 1921)


Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919
Name: John Arthur LEACH
Rank: PRIVATE
Initials: J A
Birthplace: Rock Ferry, Cheshire
Residence: Rock Ferry
Enlisted: Knowsley Park, Prescot, Lancs
Regiment, Corps etc.: King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Battalion etc.: 18th Battalion.
Raised in Liverpool by Lord Derby on 29.8.14. To Hooton Park Racecourse then Knowsley Park. 30.4.15 to Belton Park, Grantham in 89th Bde. 30th Div. 27.8.15 taken over by the War Office. Sept. 1915 to Larkhill. Nov. 1915 landed at Boulogne. 25.12.15 to 21st Bde. 30th Div. 24.9.17 1/1 Lancashire Hussars (16 officers and 290 other ran+B41ks) joined battalion: previously VIII Corps Cavalry Regt. Became 18th (Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry) Bn. 11.2.18 to 89th Bde. 30th Div. 14.5.18 reduced to cadre at Le Paradis, N.E. of St. Omer. 19.6.18 to 66th Div. 13.8.18 absorbed 14th Bn. and reformed. 19.9.18 to 199th Bde. 66th Div. 11.11.18 199th Bde. 66th Div. Belgium; Vieux Sart, east of Avesnes.

Number: 34553
Date died: 1 July 1916
How died: Killed in action
Theatre of war: France & Flanders

(above?, FMP)

Chris :)

Yvonne

Yvonne Report 17 Apr 2013 14:35

Thanks everybody for all your help.

Yvonne