HENRY THOMAS LEEKS

Image from the Evening Star newspaper 17th November 1944.

Born: 17th January 1912, Ipswich.

Died: 16th October 1944; age: 32.

Residence: ‘Ivydene’, Highfield Road, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Freight Clerk – at Messrs. Burton, Son and Sanders, Ltd., Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 5833753.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.

 

 

Grave Reference:

II.A.8.

Venray War Cemetery,

Venray, Limburg,

Netherlands.

 

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

 

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

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

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

 

Henry was a Freight Clerk – Wholesale Grocers. He was living with his parents & brother at their family home – 52, Bath Street, Ipswich.

George, a Dock Hand – Barge Unloading.

Florence, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Ernest Henry Leeks, a Provender Mill Hand, born August 1908, Ipswich.

 

In 1939, Henry married Ivy Grace May Calver, born February 1916, Ipswich, of Rosebery Road, Ipswich. A Cigarette Machine Packer.

 

Probate to Ivy Grace May Leeks – widow.

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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