Born: 1912, Ipswich.

Died: 16th October 1944; age: 32.

Residence: ‘Ivydene’, Highfield Road, Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5833753.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


Venray War Cemetery,

Venray, Limburg,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Florence Leeks, of Ipswich; husband of Ivy Grace M. Leeks, of Ipswich.


Father: George Leeks, born 1879, Aldham, Suffolk.

Mother: Florence Susanna Leeks (nee Watling), born 1876, Mendlesham, Suffolk.


In 1939, Henry married Ivy Grace May Calver, born February 1916, Ipswich.


Probate to Ivy Grace May Leeks.

1st Battalion:
September 1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was based in Devonport. It was part of 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division.
October 1939: They went to France.
May/June 1940: The Battalion were evacuated from Dunkirk and returned to the UK.
June 1944: The Battalion landed in Normandy (D Day). From then on was engaged in the North Western Europe campaign.

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