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Forename(s): John Edward
Place of Birth: Clapham, Yorkshire
Service No: 20044
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 'B' Coy 10th Battalion (Canadians)
Division: 1st Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1915-05-21
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CLAPHAM, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HIGH BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
John Edward Leeming (born 8 August 1885) was the son of Anthony and Catherine Leeming, née Clapham and cousin of Private Henry Richard Leeming (20/146) (q.v.) and Private Walter Leeming (42860) (q.v.). John's father was born at Gargrave and his mother at Bentham, Yorkshire.
1891 Clapham, Yorkshire Census: High Hardacre - Jno Ed. Leeming, aged 5 years, born Clapham, son of Anthony Leeming, widower.
1901 Clapham, Yorkshire Census: High Hardacre - John E. Leeming, aged 15 years, born Clapham, son of Anthony and [stepson of] Hannah Leeming. [Anthony had married Hannah Jackson in 1899.]
1911 Lancaster, Lancashire Census: John Edward Leeming, aged 25 years, born Clapham, Yorkshire. [John was boarding with William John Rogerson.]
A short biography of John is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
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, Corporal Edward, 10th Battalion of Canadians, eldest son of the late Mr. Anthony Leeming of Bentham, killed in action on May 21, 1915. Left Bentham for Canada some years ago.
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L/Corporal John Edward LEEMING
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division
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