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George Constable Leslie
- Date of enlistment: 1914
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 30
- Date of Death: 15.08.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XVII.A.26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 30 Argyle St, Dundee
James G. Leslie, 30 Argyle St, Dundee
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Son of James & Mrs Leslie, 30 Argyle St, Dundee
Lieutenant Leslie died in France on 15 August 1917 of wounds received in action on 23 April 1917. He had joined the Seaforth Highlanders in 1914 as a private and in 1916 he was posted to the Black Watch as Second Lieutenant.
George C. Leslie Second-Lieutenant Black Watch
DUNDEE OFFICER DIES OF WOUNDS.
The death has occurred from wounds sustained on April 23 of Second-Lieutenant George C. Leslie of the Black Watch, youngest son of Mr James G. Leslie, 30 Argyle Street.
Lieutenant Leslie, who was educated at Morgan Academy and the High School, joined the Seaforth Highlanders as a private in September, 1914, and in May of the following year proceeded to France. In February, 1916, he came home to take his commission. He was posted to the Black Watch, and after training he returned to the front in October. In civil life Lieut. Leslie was connected to the Jute trade. Prior to the war he held an appointment with a London firm, and was previously engaged in the office of Messrs J. Methven & Co., Royal Exchange Place, Dundee.
Dundee Courier 18th August 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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