Born: 1878, Shelley, Suffolk.

Died: 17th January 1900; age: 21; Died of Enteric Fever at Modder River, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: ‘Blue Coat Boy’ 38, Silent Street, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 11341.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 9th Brigade Field Hospital, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Belmont & Modder River.




1881   Hall Cottage, Akenham, Suffolk.


William was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Leach, 28, a Stockman, born Layham, Essex.

Georgeanna Beals Leach (nee Hitchen), 33, born Union Workhouse, Birch, Essex.

Alfred Harry Leach, 6, born Ardleigh, Essex.

Elizabeth Emma Leach, 4, born Layham.


1891   56, Rope Walk, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.


William was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 38, a Tailor.

Georgeanna, 43.

Alfred, 16, a Shoe Riveter.

Lizzy, 14, a Stay Maker – Dress.

Ellen Leach, 9, born Akenham, Suffolk.

Herbert Leach, 6, born Ipswich.

Lottie Leach, 2, born Ipswich.

The Boer War.

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