1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

George Leacy

Contributed by: Dawn Waller, on 2008-11-11

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Rank
First Name George
Surname Leacy
Year of Birth 1879
Year of Death 1916
Regiment King's Royal Rifle Corps
Place of Wartime Residence Blackburn, Lancashire

George's Story

"Worthy of everlasting love"

Born 2 Feb 1879, Church Lancashire, son of James and Grace Leacy. He became a cotton spinner before spending time in the army, returning to the cotton trade in 1906. He married Grace Shaw 26 Apr 1902, Blackburn and 3 children followed - Grace (b.1906); George (b.1908) and Peter (b.1911). In Dec 1914 he was called up and served in Northern France during 1915 & 1916. He died of wounds on 29 Apr 1916 and is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, France.

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