George Leete was living with his wife Sybil in Normanton Cottages and working as a Coachman before the First World War. They had married in Peterborough in 1910, Sybil was from Rutland and so they settled near her home. He enlisted with the 1/5 Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment and at the end of the war was serving in the occupied part of Germany. He died in March 1919 in Cologne, probably as a result of the flu pandemic which happened after the end of the war. He is buried in Cologne South Cemetery, grave reference III.D.15. He is not remembered on any war memorials in Rutland, but along with his brother is remembered on the war memorial where he was born in Ellington, near Huntingdon where it says "died in Cologne while serving with the army of occupation", presumably to emphasize he did not die as a prisoner of war.
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