From Hoole History and Heritage Society

LEACH, Alfred

Regiment: HMS Penelope Royal Navy

Rank: Leading Signalman

Died: 18 February 1944

Aged: 31

Buried/ Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Address: 37 William Street, Hoole

Cheshire Observer 11 March 1944


Mrs J Leach of 36 Phillip Street, Hoole, has received official notification that her son, Leading Signalman Alfred Leach RN, has been reported missing, presumed killed. He was serving in the Penelope. Leading Signalman Leach, who was aged 30, had been in the Navy for 11 years, and he was serving in the Hero during the second battle of Narvic. He was educated at All Saints School, and prior to joining the Navy, he was employed by the Chester Radiator Repair Co.