Leech, Kemp

Dates: [1884-1917]

War Service: Kemp Leech served as a private in the 13th Battalion Devonshire Regiment and was transferred to 619th Coy. Labour Corps. His service number was 6214. He was accidentally killed on the 5th July 1917 from injuries whilst driving horses and is buried at Brockley Cemetery.

Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Details: Kemp Leech was the son of Charles Leech and the husband of Lillian Louise Leech, of 21, Alpha Rd., New Cross, London.

Born at New Cross c.1884, Kemp Leech joined Stanley Street School, Lewisham on the 13th February 1893.

He married Lillian Louise Lee on 22 July 1907 at the Parish Church of St. Mary, Newington.

In 1901 he was living at 301 New Cross Road, Deptford with his parents Charles and Susannah. His father was an oyster and fish shop keeper. He had a brother David and Captain Henry and a sister Edith.

In 1911 he was living at 2 Amersham Vale, New Cross with his wife Lilian and children Charles James Kemp and Ivy Lillian. He was employed as a fishmonger.

They also had another son Henry E born 1914.


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Jackie Sellars

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