|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||90727||4th Battalion|
Born in about 1876 in Crich, James left as a young man to work as a labourer in the ironworks, living at Ilkeston. He attested in December 1915, a forty-year-old foundry worker, quoting Alfred Leafe of Roes Lane, Crich as his next of kin. He was discharged, of good character, in October 1917 aged forty-one, having been awarded the Silver War Badge. He did not serve overseas.
He was probably a Derby Scheme man as he attested on 8/12/1915 and the next day posted to reserve. Mobilised on 26/7/1917, then on the 28th posted to 4th Reserve Battalion in the Sunderland area. On 10/10/1917 he received a medical discharge.
Army Service Record
He attested 08 December 1915 aged 40 years, a foundary worker, living at 202 Nottingham Road, Ilkeston. He was 5ft 2½in tall, dark complexion, grey eyes and dark haired. His next-of-kin was his brother Alfred Leafe of Roes Lane, Crich
He was discharged under Para 392 (xvi) aged 42 on 10 October 1917 of good character and with a Silver War Badge.
Silver War Badge
90727, Pte James Leafe, Badge No.494891, enlisted 26/7/17, discharged 10/10/17 aged 41, did not serve overseas.
|Edward||Leafe||Head||45||Hosiery Rib Hand||Woodborough, Notts|
RG11 piece 3415 folio 45 page 5
|Edwin||Leafe||Head||55||Rotary Rib Hand||Woodborough, Notts|
|John||Leafe||son||21||Rotary Pant Hand||Crich|
RG12 piece 2747 folio 9 page 12
1901: Clay Cross
|James||Leafe||boarder||25||Labourer iron works||Crich|
RG13 piece 3243 folio 9 page 10
1911: Egstow St. Clay Cross
|James||Leafe||boarder||35||Labourer iron works||Crich|
RG14PN20417 RG78PN1222 RD429 SD2 ED26 SN277
James's brother Arthur Leafe is also on the Roll of Honour.