number of the wounded who were lying close to the enemy’s trenches.” His rank promotions after his second deployment with the British Army were: - Captain (March 1915). - Major (November 1915). - Lieutenant Colonel-Commander of the 46th Field Ambulance (April 1917). His Victoria Cross with clasp is now on display in the Army Medical Services Museum, Aldershot, England. Arthur Martin-Leake left the army after WWI. He worked in India again and when retired, he returned to England in 1937. During the Second World War, he commanded an Air Raid Precautions (APR) post. He died in 1953, 79 years old, from lung cancer, at High Cross, Hertfordshire. He is commemorated with a
plaque and a tree at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. REFERENCES
Clayton, Ann: Martin Leake: Double VC, 2015. De la Billière, Peter: Supreme Courage, London 2004. The London Gazzette, 16 February 1915. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Martin-Leake http://www.rorkesdriftvc.com/vc/martin-leake.htm http://www.ramc-ww1.com http://www.victoriacrossonline.co.uk/arthur-martin-leakevc-and-bar/4587555433 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2244778/Is-bravest-soldier-Arthur-Martin-Leake-won-TWO-VictoriaCrosses-Boer-War-WW1.html#comments By Ian Drury for the Daily Mail, 7 December 2012.
International Review of the Armed Forces Medical Services
Revue Internationale des Services de Santé des Forces Armées