INDENT Lieutenant Major Frederick William Leek, educated at Newcastle High School, joined the Artists' Rifles at the outbreak of the Great War, was commissioned, July 1915, became attached to the Royal Flying Corps and later became a Tank Officer. He was killed during the famous tank assault at Cambrai, 20 November 1917 and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial. A Major of the Corps wrote '...Lieut. Leek showed dash and skill quite remarkable in an officer who was taking a tank into action for the first time.'
Lieutenant George Frederick Glaister, a direct descendant of Sir Richard de Glasserich who was knighted for his services to Robert the Bruce in the 13th century, was educated at Preston Grammar School and Fitzwilliam Hall, Cambridge; he became Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps (Heavy), December 1916 and transferred to the 2nd Bn. Tank Corps by September 1917. Lieutenant Glaister of 'C' Company was killed in action at Querrieu Wood 1 August, 1918 and was buried in St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France