Leigh, Darren –

Husband of Marie Leigh, and father of Limara Leigh. Died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage only hours after learning he was to receive the Military Cross for his action during a riot in Basra, Iraq in August 2003. Received a full military funeral at St. Peter’s Church, Swinton, Lancashire, before interment at Agecroft Cemetery.

Personal details

  • Surname: Leigh
  • Forename: Darren
  • Date of birth: April 24th, 1967
  • Birth place: Worsley, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Cyprus
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 37
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: April 24th, 2004
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Company Sergeant Major
  • Unit: 1st Battalion.
  • Service number: Not known
  • Regiment: Queen's Lancashire Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: zMISC


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: M.C.


  • CWGC Memorial: Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery, Lancashire, UK
  • CWGC reference: Not known

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