The Fallen

These pages are dedicated to the memory of the Fallen named on the Memorial.

Please take time to look at our World War One – Gallery of the Fallen, and our World War Two – Gallery of the Fallen.

There are many of the casualties for whom we do not have any photographs and we would love to receive any pictures which people may have. If you have any photos then do please contact us.

Leek Military Burials

Available for download is a list of the Military Burials (including one civilian killed by enemy action) at Leek Cemetery and also the location plan of those graves.

List of Military Burials at Leek Cemetery

Location Plan of Military Burials at Leek Cemetery

Selected Stories of the Fallen

On these pages we have set out a few of the stories of those who are named on the memorial and from both World Wars. To read a story please click on the image of the Fallen you wish to read about – stories will open in a new tab.

They have been chosen to be representative of those who fell. We do not have the space here to tell of all those who died, but if you wish to find out more about the Fallen then please refer to the two books written by Chris Sheldon “Roll of Honour” and “In Name Only”.

We are grateful to Chris and also to Brian Johnson of Three Counties Publishing for allowing us reproduce a few extracts from the books here.

Sergeant Harold Birchenough,
Durham Light Infantry, 24,
Died 27/5/1918

Private Edward Merriman, Royal Irish Regiment, 27, Died 23/8/1914

Lance Corporal Harry Billing, South Staffordshire Regiment, 20, Died 1st July 1916
Lieutenant Charles Lewthwaite MC, Royal Field Artillery, 33, Died 28th July 1917
Boy 1st Class Thomas Bloor, Royal Navy, 18, Died 5th June 1916

Private William Smith, Welsh Fusiliers, Died 8th August 1915

Private Charles Johnson, Lincolnshire Regiment, 32, Died 3rd / 4th March 1943
Apprentice Peter Green, Merchant Navy, 16, Died 2nd December 1943Sergeant Keith Smith MiD, RAF Bomber Command, 22, Died 20th December 1943

Able Seaman Edmund James, Royal Navy, Died 1st January 1943

Marine Ronald Poultney, Royal Marines, 22, Died 6th June 1944

Sergeant Leslie Maydew, RAF Bomber Command, 22, Died 29th March 1943