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Serjeant, 12695, 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

Killed in action 26th September 1916, age approx. 28.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Former student of chemistry.


 

Liebig was born in 1888 at Deadhead, Littleborough to Thomas (a chemical manufacturer) of Belvoir, Hurstead, Rochdale. He was educated at King’s College, Isle of Man. He was employed by his father as a chemical works manager Timas Cryer Manufacturers at Paragon Works, Smith Bridge. In 1909 he was a second year chemistry student at Manchester University and went on to his third year in 1910-11. The next academic year saw him register for an evening course in ‘Chem. & India Rubber’. He was a rugby player and captain of Littleborough 1st XI.

Liebig enlisted on 5th December 1914 into the Lancashire Fusiliers and was killed in an attack on German trenches around Mouquet Farm on 26th September 1916.