Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 51 and 53.
He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, no qualifying date given; they were sent to his father of Rickmansworth, Herts. He was killed in action at Loos. Unfortunately, Leigh’s Service Record appears to be one that has not survived.
There are articles about Leigh in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 21 November 1914 and 9 October 1915, as well as a Grammar School In Memoriam in the issue dated 25 December 1915; also an article in the Watford Illustrated dated 16 October 1915.
Son of Algernon Charles and the late Alice (nee KIDWELL) PEMBERTON of Rickmansworth.
His parents married 2 June 1885 at St Margaret next Rochester, Kent. Alice died 24 January 1903 in Rickmansworth aged 41, and was buried 28 January at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth. Algernon remarried 10 August 1904 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, to Ada Eliza TIMMS. Algernon died 31 May 1938 in Rickmansworth aged 76; Ada died 25 June 1958 in Salisbury, Wilts, aged 79.
Leigh was born 12 or 15 April 1897 in Rickmansworth, and baptised 12 November 1897 at All Saints, Croxley Green, Herts. He attended Watford Grammar School from September 1907 to July 1914.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 12, he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his father, step-mother and one sibling.
Date of death25*/09/1915
Age at death18
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)