Bank: Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co
Place of work: Hanley branch
Died: 20 November 1917
Major Frederick William Leek was born on 12 March 1890. He was educated at Newcastle High School, Newcastle-under-Lyme. In May 1906 he went to work for Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co at its Newcastle-under-Lyme branch. He transferred to Stoke branch in 1906. In 1910 he was promoted to a clerkship and transferred to London office. He moved back to Stoke branch in 1912, and then to Hanley branch in 1914.
At the outbreak of war in 1914 Leek joined the London Regiment, and in July 1915 he was commissioned into the West Yorkshire Regiment. He was later attached to the Royal Flying Corps, and subsequently joined the Tank Corps. By 1917 he held the rank of Lieutenant. He was killed in action on 20 November 1917 during the tank assault at Cambrai, France. He was 27 years old.