image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1917


Born: 1895, Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Died: 9th April 1917: age: 22: KiA.

Residence: 14, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 8556

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


After the war Arthur’s grave was identified by a war cross. The body was exhumed from Harp Redoubt Cemetery, before reburial at Tilloy-British Cemetery.


Grave Reference:


Tilloy-British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1901   3, Austin Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Spencer Leek, 43, an Engineer, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Formant Leek (nee Overhill), 36, born Haverhill, Suffolk.

May Leek, 11, born Fulham, London.

Ethel Clarissa Leek, born Haverhill.

Rhoda Fromant Leek, 9, born Wickham Market.

George Formant Leek, 4, born Wickham Market.


1911   14, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 16 years old, a Deck Boy – G.E.R. he was living with his parents & siblings.

Spencer Leek, 53, a Tool Fitting – Foundry.

Elizabeth, 46, a Dressmaker.

Rhoda, 19, a Domestic Help.

George, 14, an Errand Boy.


Soldiers’ Effects to Spencer Leek – father.


Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment




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