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VC550   James Edgar Leach

BORN   27 July 1892

DIED   15 August 1958  AGE   66

VC Won    29 October  1914   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Near Festubert, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   James Edgar Leach  No.  

VC Issue No.   550   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Manchester Regiment, 2nd Battalion, A Company

Later   The Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   North Shields, Northumberland, England

Place Of Death   4 The Lodge, Richmond Way, Shepherd's Bush, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Mortlake Crematorium, Townmead Road, Richmond, Surrey, England

Cremated   Mortlake Crematorium, Townmead Road, Richmond, Surrey, England

Date Buried/Cremated   27 August 1958

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 8, Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   22 December 1914

VC Presented   13 January 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


By The Way…

James Leach was born at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, his father being a Colour-Sergeant in The Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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