This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Robert Hadden Leitch
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 5005
- Rank: Gunner
- Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 31st Siege Battery
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 29.05.1916
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.13.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Derby
- Address: 57 Cowgate, Dundee
Mary Hadden Leitch, 25 Wolseley St, Dundee
James Leitch, 25 Wolseley St, Dundee
Andrew, Albert, James & Mary Watson Gracie, 18 William St, Dundee
Georgina Alexandra Leitch, 57 Cowgate, Dundee
More about Robert Hadden Leitch
Robert was the brother of Pte Andrew Moir Leitch, S/24039, 8th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 24.03.1918 and Pte Albert Leitch, 23010, 6th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers, who was killed in action 06.06.1917. James served with the Gordon Highlanders and is believed to have returned home safely.
Robert Hadden Leitch 5005 Royal Garrison Artillery
LEITCH___Killed in action, on 29th May, Gunner Robert H. Leitch, of 31st Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, and dearly beloved husband of Georgina Pearson, of 57 Cowgate, Dundee.
Inserted by his loving wife. Also – Mr and Mrs Abel Leitch, 161 Ann Street.
Dundee People’s Journal 10th June 1916
LEITCH___In loving memory of my dear brother, Gunner Robert Hadden Leitch, who died in action, 29th May 1916, aged 23 years, third son of James Leitch, mechanic late of Bervie and grandson of Robert Hadden, Findley Buildings, Johnshaven. – Inserted by his brother and sister, William and Henry Carmichael, 4 Clepington Street, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 17th June 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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