|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||2981||6th (Reserve) Battalion|
Arthur and James Leafe were the sons of a hosiery worker. In October 1914, at the time of his enlistment, Arthur was living at Clay Cross. He was embodied for service with the 6th Foresters, but was discharged as medically unfit for war service in December. He only served 47 days and was not entitled to the Silver war Badge. One wonders how the medic found him fit on 19 October 1914 and then unfit for service on 4 December 1914. He relocated to Sheffield and remained a resident there for the rest of his life working as a railway labourer. He married Lilian G Swetnam in 1927 September qtr (Sheffield reg district). In 1954, after Arthur's death, Lilian married Sidney Hill .
Army Pension Record
He attested at Clay Cross on 19 October 1914, aged 32 years 4 month; a single labourer, born at Crich. He was 5ft 2in tall, weighing 139lb, with brown eyes and black hair – a Baptist. His next of kin was his father Edwin Leafe and sister Kate Leafe (of Holloway).
He was discharged medically unfit for military service 04 December 1914.
Arthur's brother James Leafe is also on the Roll of Honour
|Edwin||Leafe||Head||55||Rotary Rib Hand||Woodborough, Notts|
|John||Leafe||son||21||Rotary Pant Hand||Crich|
RG12 piece 2747 folio 9 page 12
|Edwin||Leafe||Head||55||Factory hand||Woodbury, Notts|
|Mary J||Leafe||daughter||22||Factory hand||Crich|
|Peter W||Taylor||son in law (wdwr)||37||General labourer||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 53 page 25
1911: Egstow St. Clay Cross
|Mary Ann||Leafe||Head (wdw)||66||Crich|
|Samuel||Leafe||son||26||Coal miner, dattaler||Crich|
|Harriet||Taylor||g.daughter||19||General servant, domestic||Fritchley|
RG14PN21063 RG78PN1256 RD438 SD1 ED9 SN200
1939 Register: Masters Road, Mayfield
Arthur Leafe b.28 June 181882; railway labourer
Lilian G Hill (Leafe) b.5 August 1894