Walter Henry Leeke

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Commander Walter Henry Leeke, R.N. (15 August, 1885 – 8 February, 1924) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend J. Newton Leeke was born in Inkberrow, Worcester.

Leeke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1907.

Leeke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1915.


Leeke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1918.

Leeke was appointed in command of the patrol boat PC 74 on 20 March, 1919.[1]

Recently evaluated by Captain Bather as being "handicapped by deafness", Leeke was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 31 October, 1922. Leeke died in Uganda, "suddenly".

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cecil H. B. Gowan
Captain of H.M. T.B. 58
8 Mar, 1906[2] – 9 Apr, 1907
Succeeded by
Ralph Leatham
Preceded by
Percy T. Perkins
Captain of H.M.S. PC 43
30 Jan, 1919 – 20 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Eric P. Vivian
Preceded by
Robert M. Gardner
Captain of H.M.S. PC 74
20 Mar, 1919[3] – 4 Feb, 1921
Succeeded by
Robert N. Stopford


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 822.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 400.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 822. His service record says 30 March.