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Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 12/2011
Regiment / Corps / Service: Auckland Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion
Division: New Zealand Division
Date of Death: 1917-10-04
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 1.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
James Leatt was the son of George Gore and Sarah Ellen Leatt, née Fagan and the brother of L/Corporal Tom Leatt (17932) (q.v.) and Private George Leatt (7573) (q.v.). Their father was born at Clyst St George, Devon and mother at Skipton, Yorkshire. James, Tom and George were cousins of Private Charles Stell (8179) (q.v.).
1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 23, Dawson Street - James Leatt, aged 6 years, born Skipton, son of George and Sarah Leatt.
1901 Altham, Lancashire Census: Altham Mill Farm - James Leatt, aged 16 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire. [James was employed by George Pickup, Farmer.]
New Zealand service records: https://www.govt.nz/browse/history-culture-and-heritage/nz-history/get-a-copy-of-a-ww1-service-record/
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:
LEATT, James, aged 33, New Zealand Forces, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leatt, of Pendle Street, Skipton, killed in action Oct. 4, 1917.
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Private James LEATT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Auckland Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: New Zealand Division
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