Born: 1908, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Died: 25th August 1943; age 37 – Japanese POW – Thailand – Burma Railway

Residence: ‘Labada’ 770, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Company Sergeant Major/Warrant Officer Class II; Service Number: 5823687;

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Kanchanaburi War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James Thomas Leek & Beatrice Louisa Leek; husband of Lily Ellen Leek, of Ipswich.




1911   Brook Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Frederick was 3 years old and living with his maternal uncle & aunt, cousins & sister.

William Henry Finney, 54, a Quay Labourer, born Trimley, Suffolk.

Martha Elizabeth Finney (nee Blake), 50, born Kent.

Ethel Cecilia Finney, 20, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Gertrude May Finney, 17, born Woodbridge.

Norah May Leek, 5, Woodbridge.


Father: James Thomas Leek, born 1881, Snape, Suffolk.

Mother: Beatrice Louisa Leek (nee Finney), born 1888, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


In 1934, Ipswich, Frederick married Lily Ellen Stowe, born February 1905, Ipswich.


Probate to George Robert East, a retired Flour Packer.


Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

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