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Place of Birth: Giggleswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 42860
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/8th Battalion. (Leeds Rifles)
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1918-01-07
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 42 to 47.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GIGGLESWICK, YORKSHIRE
Walter Leeming was the son of Richard and Isabella Leeming, née Harrison and brother of Private Henry Richard Leeming (20/146) (q.v.). Both of their parents were born at Clapham, Yorkshire. Walter and Henry were cousins of L/Corporal John Edward Leeming (20044) (q.v.) and Private Arthur James Harrison (G/41225) (q.v.).
1901 Giggleswick, Yorkshire Census: Huntworth Farm - Walter Leeming, aged 4 years, born Giggleswick, son of Richard and Isabella Leeming.
1911 Giggleswick, Yorkshire Census: Huntworth - Walter Leeming, aged 14 years, born Giggleswick, son of Isabella Leeming, widow.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Walter Leeming, 42860, West York. Died 7.1.18. Acc. Killed. Correspondence: c/o Messrs. Charleswoth & Co Solicitors, Settle, Yorks.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Walter Leeming, 42860, 1/8 W. York. R. Accidentally killed 7.1.18.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Walter Leeming, 42860, 1/8th Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 7.1.18. Belgium. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Executors and Grantees of Probate - John Leeming [and] John Parker. £5 7s. 0d.
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, Walter, West Yorkshire Regiment, Huntworth Farm, killed in action Jan. 7, 1918.
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Private Walter LEEMING
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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