Lance Corporal R. Leach

Lance Corporal R.E. Leach, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 4th October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. The photograph shows a recently captured trench on the Somme with the chalk soil of the Region very evident. In the autumn rains this soil would turn into a glutinous quagmire making movement difficult.

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