Christopher Leather, Belford, killed in action

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    LIEUT. LEATHER, OF BELFORD, KILLED IN ACTION. Lieut. Christopher Leather, 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, who was killed in the fighting during October 25-27, joined the 3rd Battalion Durham Light Inffantry(Militia) in November 1899, proceeding to South Africa in January, 1900. He served in the Mounted Infantry, and was recommended for a commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers, with whom he reamied till the conclusion of the war, receiving the two South African medals with five clasps. Aged 32 he was the youngest of the six sons of the late Mr. F. J. Leather, of Middleton Hall, Belford, Northumberland, and Mrs. Leather, The Friary, Tickhill, Yorkshire. Lieutenant Leather left the Army in 1904, and rejoined at the outbreak of hostilities in August. His other brothers are all serving in the present campaign. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 14th of November 1914. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images and have any stories and information to add please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 5 months ago
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