Suffolk Guild
Buxhall, Suffolk
St Mary
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 (15–0–7)
1320 Doubles (4v)
240 each of Harleston and Shelland, 360 of Great Finborough and 480 of Buxhall
1 Maureen Gardiner
2 Pam Ebsworth
3 Andrea Alderton
4 Lesley Steed (C)
5 David Steed
6 Paul Nettleton
Rung half-muffled on the centenary of the death of Private Albert Leeks, Army no. 24552, 7th Bn Suffolk Regt, 35th Bde, 12th Div. Born Buxhall. Son of Susannah Leeks. In 1911 Albert, a farm worker, and his widowed mother were living near the Mill, Buxhall in what is now known as Leeks Cottage. Killed in action 12 October 1916, age 32. Battles of the Somme (Transloy). (7th Bn suffered more than 500 casualties during its attack on Bayonet Trench and Luisenhof Farm). Remembered at the Thiepval Memorial.

This performance is linked to the event Buxhall, Suffolk: In memoriam our fallen (1914-1918).