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VC1181    Nigel Gray Leakey

Name   Nigel Gray Leakey   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1181   Awards   VC   

Regiment   King's African Rifles, 1st/6th Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Kiganjo, Kenya, Africa

Place Of Death   Near Billate River, Colito, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia)

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Ethiopia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone        Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    15 November 1945

VC Presented   9 July 1946, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Named on East African Memorial (Column 37, 2nd West), Nairobi War Cemetery, Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya

P  Named on War Memorial, Bromsgrove School Chapel, Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

P  Picture and Citation, Bromsgrove School Library, Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Green Park, London

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VC 1180 VC 1182
VC 1180
VC 1182

BORN    1 January 1913

DIED   19 May 1941   AGE   28

VC Won   19 May 1941    AGE    28

Place VC Won   Colito, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War