|Place of birth||Stoke Newington, London, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Clifton Trevallyn, Launceston, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Father, A F Leech, 21 Genoa Road, Anerley, London, SE, England|
|Previous military service||Served in the British Army in Langberg Camp, 1896-7; Le Fleurs rebellion and native uprisings, 1897-8 (no medals); South African War, 1899-1902 (Queen's Medal & 3 Clasps, King's Medal & 2 Clasps).|
|Rank on enlistment||Staff SGT MAJ|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, Machine Gun Section|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt
Embarked from Sydney, 18 October 1914; disembarked Suez, 4 December 1914.
Severely reprimanded, 26 February 1915: awarded forfeiture of 3 days' pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ulysses', deemed 'Services no longer required/disciplinary', 22 March 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 15 April 1915 (rapid pulse); discharged Sydney, 4 June 1915 (no reason stated).
Base Records, 20 August 1925, wrote: '... returned "Medically Unfit", he resumed duty however on 3/6/15, and is recorded as having been discharged at Sydney on 4/6/15. In a communication from the Commandant, 2nd M.D., notifying the date of discharge, no reason for the termination of his service is given, although the decision of the Medical Board on 26/5/15, was to the effect that Leech be returned to Active Service.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal~