World War One Roll of Honour



Private Arthur Leslie Leacock
April 24th, 1915 (As recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
7th Battalion C.E.F. (The 1st B.C. Regiment)
Service Number 17242. Original member of the 7th Battalion C.E.F.
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Age 28
Son of the late Henry William and Fanny Eliza Leacock, address unknown.

The son of Henry William and Fanny Elia Leacock was born in London, England and had served in the army prior to the outbreak of war. He was another member of Chilliwack's 104th contingent and was once reported to have died in a German prisoner of war camp, July 6, 1915. Prior to his death he was reported wounded and missing. His only relative in Canada was a brother, Harry Leacock of Banff, Alberta.


A. Lee
Believed to be Private William Lee
June 13th, 1916
7th Battalion C.E.F. (The 1st B.C. Regiment)
Service Number 628684
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, Belgium.
Nephew of Hugh Lee, Moville, County Donegal, Ireland

W. Lee was discovered in a newspaper column of 104th Battalion enlistments. The column records “Wm Lee Belrose, B.C.” (Chilliwack Progress, November 19, 1914, p. 1) Belrose was a station stop on the British Columbia Electric Railway line 12 miles west of Chilliwack, with mail service from this area.

The only W. Lee recorded in the C.E.F. attestation paper listings from Library and Archives Canada and with previous service in the 104th Battalion is the above listed solider. Mr. Lee was wounded in the trenches near Mount Sorrel and died of his injuries June 13, 1916. He was originally reported to be buried near Verbrandermolen, but his grave was lost through the course of the war.

It is believed that the initial “A”, recorded on the Chilliwack War Memorial and after many searches for the name A. Lee, was placed in error or misread from records at the time.



Captain Norman Bleeck Leech
May 10, 1917
10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
Service Number 17138. Originally enlisted with the 7th Battalion C.E.F.
Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, France. Age 22
Son of Sarah Leech, 1 Seaford Mansions, Jevington Gardens, Eastbourne, and the late Joseph Bleeck Leech.

Norman Leech was a member of Chilliwack's 104th Regiment of the Canadian militia. He was the son of Sarah and Joseph Leech of Eastbourne, England. He joined the 7th Battalion (1st B.C. Regiment) at the outbreak of war and served with that unit for nine or ten months. Commissioned into the East Yorkshire Regiment he served in Egypt, Salonica and in France died of his wounds received in action. Captain Leech, prior to the war, lived in Sardis where he worked with Mr. A. Unsworth and Mr. G.G. Watkin.


Private Samuel Andrew Love
Between May 5-7, 1917
47th Battalion C.E.F. (New Westminster)
Service Number 790345. Originally enlisted with the 131st Battalion C.E.F.
Vimy Memorial, France. Age 35
Son of James and Elizabeth Love, Chatsworth, Ontario
Husband of Margaret Lillian Love, Chilliwack, B.C.

A native of Chatsworth Ontario, Samuel Love came to Chilliwack from Dauphin, Manitoba. Prior to the war, Samuel Love had served as a Sergeant with the 104th Regiment of the Canadian Militia but gave the rank up in order to get to the front quickly. He originally joined the 131st (New Westminster) Battalion C.E.F. and served in France with the 47th Battalion. Samuel Love lived in Chilliwack since 1907 and with his brother, Robert, operated the firm of Love Brothers, building contractors and cement workers. In Chilliwack, the firm was responsible for the laying of much of the granolithic walks of the city. One other brother served with the C.E.F. during the First World War. On September 2, 1917, a memorial service was held at Cooke's Presbyterian Church attended by family, friends and members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.




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