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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Arthur Clive Leech

Arthur was the son of Arthur Henry Leech b.1855, a mining engineer and Helen Leech née Clive b.1855.

Arthur Henry Leech was a prominent local politician and first Chairman of Westhoughton Urban District

Arthur first appeared on the 1891 Census with his mother while visiting Edmund Mattison Wedgwood (a member of the famous ceramic manufacturing Wedgwood family) in Wolstanton, Staffordshire. Also there at the time was Edmund's sister and Arthur's aunt, the widowed Charlotte Hannah Clive.

Arthur Henry Leech was at home for the 1891 Census at Brinsop Hall, Westhoughton with Arthur's sisters, Nora b.1885, Dorothy b.1888 and Helena b.1889.

In 1901 Arthur was living at 34 Queens Road, Southport, Lancashire with his parents. His sister Nora was a boarding pupil at a school in Cheltenham while Dorothy and Helena were boarders at a school in Southport.

Arthur became a mining engineer like his father and married Mary Isabel Greener b.1889 in Auckland, Durham in 1909.

By 1911 they were living at Worthington Lodge, Worthington near Wigan.

They had a daughter, Marjory Clive Leech, in 1912.

Arthur left an estate of £2510 8s 6d.

Name Leech, Arthur Clive
Rank Captain
Number N/A
Unit 5th Bn
Manchester Regiment
Born Westhoughton, Lancashire
23 August 1883
Enlisted N/A
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
4/5 June 1915
Age 31
Grave or Memorial Redoubt Cemetery, Helles,
Gallipoli, Turkey



Manchester Regiment