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Home: Ingram
Date of death: 25 October 1914
Age at death: 31 years (Note 1)
Fate: Christopher died during a night attack on the Western Front near Neuve Chappelle, France
Rank: Lieutenant
Service No:
Unit/Regiment: 3rd/1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
Buried: Christopher was buried behind the trenches, but his grave was later lost. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France (Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 5 and 6). He is also commemorated on two plaques and one stained glass window at Ingram Church, UK.
Other: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Leather, of Middleton Hall, Belford, Northumberland.

CWGC Casualty Details


LEATHER Christopher - portrait c. IWM

Lieutenant Christopher Leather

(Image: Copyright © IWM (HU 123996). Original Source. Used with permission under IWM Non-Commercial Licence.)

LEATHER Christopher commemorative plaque Ingram Church c. G Williamson

Personal Commemorative Plaque at Ingram Church (1)

plaque at Ingram church re 1914-1918 c. G Williamson

1914-1918 Memorial Plaque in Ingram Church, UK

LEATHER Christopher stained glass window c. G Williamson 2018

Commemorative stained glass window at Ingram Church, UK (east end of south transept)

LEATHER Christopher stained glass window inscription c. G Williamson 2018

Stained glass window detail

Inscription reads: /CHRISTOPHER LEATHER/LIEUT. NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS/KILLED IN ACTION OCTOBER 1914/”BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND/I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE/

CEM13 Le Touret Memorial, France CWGC image
Le Touret Memorial, France (image courtesy of CWGC)

Northumberland Fusiliers regimental badge

Northumberland Fusiliers

(Image credit: By kind permission of The Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland.)

Additional information

Notes

  1. The Personal Commemorative Plaque at Ingram Church indicates Christopher’s age at death as ’32’. However, the official Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) database cites this as ’31’.
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