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5740 PRIVATE PETER LEEK: 1ST BN WELSH REGIMENT KIA PAARDEBERG 18/02/1900 2 months 6 days ago #88147

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From the "Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Weekly Messenger," dated Saturday, March 10th, 1900; page 8:

"Lance Corporal Leek, 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Lance Corporal Leek from Belbroughton, where his father, Mr. P. J. Leek, saddler, still lives. He fell in action at Paardeberg, on the 18th February. Mr. Leek publishes a notice this week acknowledging the many kind expressions of sympathy which he and his family have received in their trouble."

In correction to the above notice, 5740 Lance Corporal Peter Leek, was in fact a serving member of the 1st Battalion of the Welsh Regiment at the time of his brave death at the Battle of Paardeberg, and not the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
His remains were Interred at Paardeberg, Venusie Drift (monument 9).
He is further remembered on the Welsh National South Africa Memorial at Cathays Park, Cardiff, and the brass memorial plaque to the Welsh Regiment in Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff.
He was posthumously awarded the Queen's South Africa medal with clasps Paardeberg and Relief of Kimberley (Medal Roll WO100/190).

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