Leach William C. Pte 14499459
Name Leach William C.
Army number 14499459
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Born Reigate, Surrey.
Age (At time of death).
Unit Conscripted into the General Sraff Corps 10/3/1943. Underwent Basic Training at The Lines, Maidstone, Kent. Transferred to the Queen's Royal Regiment 17/6/1943. Posted to the ? Battalion. Underwent further Infantry Training at Maidstone, together with Anti-Tank Gun training at Shoeburyness on 6 -pounders. Carrier driving training. Transferred to the East Surrey Regiment 19/10/1943. Posted to the 10th Battalion at Portadown and Ballykinlar, then to Horndean and Hambledon. Given Embarkation Leave and then sailed from Newhaven as a Replacement. Served Normandy. Transfer to Warwickshire Regiment cancelled due to a spell of sick leave. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry 20/7/1944 and posted to the 10th Battalion as a replacement. Transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment on 3/9/1944 on the disbandment of the 10th DLI. Transferred to the Lincolnshire Regiment from 10/12/1944. Transferred to the Gloucestershire Regiment from 7/8/1946 to 3/11/1947, including a return to the UK. Demobilised.
Platoon or other sub-unit While with 10th DLI served in "S" Company and then "D" Company. In East Yorks served in "D" Company.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade 20/7/1944.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information yet.