John Edgar Leather

Driver John Edgar Leather , born on 24th October 1896 and Baptized in St Peters Woolton 6th December 1896. Father John a stonemason and mother Minnie Leather (nee Merrick)

In 1901 John  Edgar Leather  age 4 living with John’s mother’s sister Francis Mary Fletcher (nee Merrick) and Francis Husband  Edgar Fletcher living at 21 Stratford Rd in the parish of St James Chorley Lancs

John Edgar in 1911 age 14 employed as a Labourer in a Bobbin Works living with Father John and Mother Minne and brothers William Hebert age 12 Earnest Edward age 10 sisters Mary Elizabeth age 16, Doris Minne age 7 living at 21 Cam St Woolton.

According to John’s Pension record pension to Mother Minnie of 50     Calthrope St Garston and Soldiers effects to Father John

Driver John Edgar Leather serial number 10679 serving 30th Div Ammunition Col, Royal Field Artillery. died of Wounds (24 Fd Amb) 2nd July 1917 age 21.

John Edgar Leather grave Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery Ypres Belgium.

Driver John Edgar Leather Remembered with Honour Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery Ypres Belgium.