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Forename(s): Henry Richard
Place of Birth: Giggleswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 20/146
Regiment / Corps / Service: Cheshire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion
Division: 19th (Western) Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-29
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XV. A. 2.
CWGC Cemetery: CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GIGGLESWICK, YORKSHIRE
Henry Richard Leeming was the son of Richard and Isabella Leeming, née Harrison and brother of Private Walter Leeming (42860) (q.v.). Both of their parents were born at Clapham, Yorkshire. Henry and Walter were cousins of L/Corporal John Edward Leeming (20044) (q.v.) and Private Arthur James Harrison (G/41225) (q.v.).
1891 Giggleswick, Yorkshire Census: Huntworth - Henry Richard Leeming, aged 9 months, born Giggleswick, son of Richard and Isabella Leeming.
1901 Giggleswick, Yorkshire Census: Huntworth Farm - Henry Richd. Leeming, aged 10 years, born Giggleswick, son of Richard and Isabella Leeming.
1911 Giggleswick, Yorkshire Census: Huntworth - Henry Richard Leeming, aged 20 years, born Giggleswick, son of Isabella Leeming, widow.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Henry R. Leeming, 20/146, W. York R. K. in A. 29.7.16.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Henry Richd Leeming, 20/146, 16th W. Yorks. Killed in Action 29.7.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Henry R. Leeming, 20/146, 16th (S) Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 29.7.16 in action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Executors - John Leeming and John Parker. £6 10s. 1d.
Henry was attached to the 9th (Service) Bn Cheshire Regiment at the same time as Private Ernest Kirkham Leigh (20/188) (q.v.).
Henry's remains were exhumed at map reference: 57d.X.18.a.8.0. and re-buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery.
Although SDGW and CWGC give Henry's date of death as the 29 July, the Graves Registration Report Form gives the 28 July.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
LEEMING, H. R., Cheshire Regiment, eldest son of the late Richard and Mrs. Leeming of Huntworth Farm, Giggleswick, killed in action July 28, 1916.
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Private Henry Richard LEEMING
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cheshire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 19th (Western) Division
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