Alex Leslie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 23260
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 31.08.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 4A & 4D

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1885
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Crescent Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Painter, Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jessie Walker Leslie, c/o Robertson, 2 Crescent Lane, Dundee

  • Children:

More about Alex Leslie

Alex has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Alexander Leslie   23260   K.O.S.B.


Mrs A. Leslie, 2 Crescent Lane, Dundee, yesterday received intimation that her husband, Lance-Corporal Alexander Leslie, K.O.S.B., had been killed in action.

The information was contained in a letter from the Rev. J. K. Cameron, Auchterhouse, the chaplain, who wrote :–Our battalion was sent forward to do a difficult but important piece of work.  It is with great regret I have to tell you that your husband was killed in the course of the advance.  I desire to convey to you the sincere sympathy of his officers and comrades.

Deceased, who was previously employed as a painter in Caledon Shipbuilding Yard, is survived by a widow.  He had been about seven weeks in the fighting line.

Dundee Courier 12th September 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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