LEATHERD, James Charles

No.240337, Private , James Charles LEATHERS
Aged 33

4 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
formerly 1926 Suffolk Regiment
Died of Wounds on Friday, 30th November 1917

Born on 10th May 1886 (2nd qtr Bury St Edmunds 4a:719) son of Frederick and Harriett LEATHERS(née CAMPION)

1891 census...Aged 5, he was at 28n Cemetery Road, Bury St.Edmunds with his father Frederick LEATHERS [42] iron moulder; his mother Harriett [43] born Downham, Norfolk; brothers John [15] and William R [9]; sisters Elizabeth [10] and Gertrude [1]. All except his mother were born in Bury St.Edmunds

1901 census...Aged 14, he was at 1 Foundry Cottages with his parents; brothers Harvey [27] fitter at foundry, John [22] journeyman wood sawyer and William R iron moulder and sister Gertrude.

1911 census...Aged 24, he was at 65 Eastgate, Bury St.Edmunds with brother Henry (Harvey?) and his wife Maud Mary and their two sons Charles and George.

The pension card and CWG have his mother at 10 Almshouses, Bridewell Lane, Bury St.Edmunds.

His brother William Robert died in Belgium in September 1917 see here

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds.
As ever, with no service record and dying of wounds there is no way of saying where or exactly when he was wounded

photo C.W.G.C.

James Leathers is buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt F:180

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