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UK WW1 (NZ) Memorial Plaque LT GCM Leech Kings Royal rifles DOW 9.4.17 Arras

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WW1 Memorial plaque to Lt Geoffrey Charles Martyn Leech . Leech Died of wounds 9/4/17 , a casuality of the battle of Arras . Born in 1891 , he was 26 years old when he succombed to wounds , whilst serving with the 9th Bttn Kings royal rfles . Leech had prior service with the Ox & bucks. Next of kin is listed as Edith Francis Cloquet Leech (Mother) of 75 St David st , Dunedin New Zealand .Poignaintly his war garve headstone has the words "only son of a widow" . Leech is commemerated with a handsome plaque at the church of Bury St Edmonds .

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