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Lieutenant Arthur Henry Leeves
Royal Engineers

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Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

Arthur Henry Leeves entered Manchester University in 1913 and graduated in 1916 with a certificate in Technology. On the 17th of July 1915, while still attending Manchester University, Leeves was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers as a result of his participation in the Officer Training Corps.

Following his graduation from university, Leeves was posted to the 3/1st East Lancashire Royal Engineers. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on the 1st of June 1916 and posted to the Royal Engineer Signal Service (Territorial Force). He served until July of 1921 when he was demobilized. For his service during the Great War, Lieutenant Leeves was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Leeves was a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

REFERENCES:
1. Monthly Army List, November 1917.
2. Monthly Army List, July 1921.