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Place of Birth: Newton-in-Bowland, Yorkshire
Service No: 221055
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers
Battalion / Unit: 303rd Road Construction Coy
Date of Death: 1917-06-08
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: G. 11.
CWGC Cemetery: ST. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GISBURN, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: RIMINGTON, YORKSHIRE
James Leeming was the son of Joshua and Ann Leeming, née Hargreaves and 1st cousin once removed of Private John Thomas Leeming (18904) (q.v.). James's father was born at Newton-in-Bowland and mother at Slaidburn, Yorkshire.
1881 Newton, Yorkshire Census: Ing Barn - James Leeming, aged 9 years, born Slaidburn, Yorkshire, son of Joshua and Ann Leeming.
1891 Bashall Eaves, Yorkshire Census: Buckthorne - James Leeming, aged 19 years, born Slaidburn, Yorkshire. [James was employed by John Hartley, Farmer.]
James was married to Lily Hiddon in 1898. Lily died in 1910.
1901 Gisburn, Yorkshire Census: Backlane Cottage - James Leeming, aged 29 years, born Slaidburn, Yorkshire, husband of Lily Leeming.
1911 Paythorne, Yorkshire Census: Ellenthorpe - James Leeming, aged 34 years, born Newton, Yorkshire. [James and his son, Harold, were boarding with Ephraim and Alice Briggs.]
The British Army Service Record for James Leeming exists but may be incomplete.
James is commemorated on the Downham and Twiston War Memorial in St Leonard's Church, Downham.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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