10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
20/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
Alexander Leacock was the son of John and Mary Anne Leacock. Alexander Sandy Leacock was born in Ballinascreen, County Londonderry on 18th March 1885. The family were farmers who lived in Strawmore. Private Alexander Leacock, was wounded at the Somme in July 1916. Lance Corporal Alexander Leacock was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on Saturday 20th January 1917.
Berks Cemetery Extension is located 12.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen, Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 kilometres along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365 which forms the right hand fork leads to the town of Mesen. The cemetery lies 3 kilometres beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365 and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.