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192691   Private Robert John Leslie
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 16/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/04/1891
Died: 29/03/1917 (Died of Illness)
Age: 25
Robert Leslie was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Leslie. Robert John Leslie was born in the Derrygarve, Bellaghy on 22nd April 1891. He was one of 17 children - only ten of whom were surviving by 1911. Robertís mother died in June 1895, when he was four years old. They were a farming family. Robert emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was employed as a stationary fireman. Robert enlisted in March 1916. Private Robert John Leslie was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he entered hospital on the 28th and died of sickness the following day on 29th March 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Ext
  Aubigny, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-J-16
CWGC Casualty 52601
Aubigny-en-Artois is a village approximately 15 Kms north-west of Arras on the road (N39) to St. Pol. From the N39 turn onto the D75 towards the village of Aubigny-en-Artois. The Cemetery lies south on a road leading from the centre of the village, and the Extension is behind it.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 61
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Leslie family 1901 census lists Robert as age 8 living with the family at house 48 in Derrygarve, Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Leslie family 1911 census lists Robert John as age 17 living with the family at house 71 in Derrygarve, Castledawson, Londonderry
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Robert John Leslie
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Robert John Leslie
5 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Robert John Leslie
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Robert John Leslie
7 Private Robert John Leslie Canadian Military documents (32 no.)
8 Proteinuria (Albuminuria) General information on Private Robert John Leslie's illness
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023