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24954   Private William Leslie
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/11/1892
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
William Leslie was the son of Moses and Ruth Leslie. William Leslie was born in Castledawson on 24th November 1892. Moses was a farm labourer. William enlisted in Armagh. He was living in Castledawson at the time. Private William Leslie was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) when he was killed in action on 16th August 1917 in Belgium. Private William Leslie has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial. It is believed he was the son of Mr Moses Leslie of Derrygarve, who had five sons who served.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 140-141
CWGC Casualty 835770
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Castledawson L.O.L. 97 - Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 62
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Leslie family 1901 census lists William as age 11, living with the family at house 34 in Tamniarn, Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1911 census lists Leslie family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 34 in Castledawson Town, Londonderry
3 Armagh War Memorial Brief details of Private William Leslie
4 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private William Leslie including photo
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023