Leigh, Alfred

Alfred Leigh, Private 2456, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Died 10th August 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey, aged 22

 

EARLY LIFE

Alfred Leigh was born in Macclesfield in 1893, the son of Mary Jane and William Leigh. By 1911 the family had moved to 44 Princess St, Bollington.

Alfred married Elizabeth McQuiggan in 1914.

 

WW1 SERVICE

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Alfred Leigh has no known grave and is commemorated on panel ref. 75 to 77 on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Alfred Leigh, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

Locally, Private Alfred Leigh is commemorated on the Bollington (Palmerston St) and Bollington Parish war memorials.


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