Born: 1887, Great Waldringfield, Suffolk.

Died: 27th February 1921; age 33; Died – Colchester.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 5819145

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,






1891   Cottage, Upsher Green, Great Waldringfield, Suffolk.


Claude was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Leeks, 52, a Farm Labourer, born Little Waldringfield, Suffolk.

Sarah Ann Leeks (nee Bowers), 49, born Great Waldringfield, Suffolk.

Agnes Selina Leeks, 20, born Great Waldringfield.

Frederick Charles Leeks, 14, born Great Waldringfield.

Annie Rosa Leeks, 12, born Great Waldringfield.

Walter William Leeks, 10, born Great Waldringfield.

Ernest Nice Leeks, 8, born Great Waldringfield.

Robert William Leeks, 6, born Great Waldringfield.

Evelyn Mary Leeks, 10 months, Great Waldringfield.


1901   Cottage, Upsher Green, Great Waldringfield.


Claude was 13 years old, a Back House Boy on a Farm. He was living with his parents.

John, 62, an Agricultural Labourer.

Sarah, 58.


1911   Arabia, Cyprus & Gibraltar.


Claude was 25 years old, a Soldier ranked Lance Corporal and a Cook, in the 1st Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


In 1916, Ipswich, Claude married Ethel Hannah Brown, born 1894, Nacton, Suffolk. They had 1 daughter:

Violia May Leeks, born May 1917, Ipswich.


Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

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Suffolk Regiment website

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