This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 23260
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- 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
- Date of Birth: 1885
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 2 Crescent Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Painter, Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
Jessie Walker Leslie, c/o Robertson, 2 Crescent Lane, Dundee
More about Alex Leslie
Alex has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
Alexander Leslie 23260 K.O.S.B.
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
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
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