Born: 1891, Holbrook, Suffolk.

Died: 5th May 1918; age 27; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th September 1914.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 9592

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly 8074, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 27 & 28.

Pozieres Memorial,






1901   24, Riverside Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Francis Leech, 37, a Labourer – Manure Works, born Grundisburgh, Suffolk.

Sarah Elizabeth Leech (nee Walker), 32, born Ipswich.

Francis James Leech, 11, born Grundisburgh.

Florence Martha Leech, 13, born Ipswich.


In 1911, Frederick’s parents recorded on their census that he & his brother Francis were Soldiers


In 1915, Sculcoates, East Riding Yorkshire, Frederick married, Doris Inez Smith, born July 1893, York, Yorkshire, adopted daughter of Henry & Edith Smith, a United Methodist Minister.

They had 1 daughter:

Zelma Doris Leech, born May 1917, Withernsea, North Riding Yorkshire.


Soldiers’ Effects to Doris I. Leech – widow.


Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

Zelma Doris Leech



East Yorkshire Regiment, 7th Battalion:


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