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Richard Leishman

Updated: Mar 27, 2023


2090 L/Cpl

1/7 Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: Died of Wounds 28 April 1915

Buried: Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery 1.C.31

Family history: He was the youngest of four sisters and two brothers of Robert and Marion Leishman, 7 Mary Street, Laurieston. He was employed in the Commercial Bank, Grangemouth. He was formerly an assistant Scoutmaster in the local Boy Scouts, and served in the Territorials before the declaration of war, joining on 25 March 1914, at the age of 17 years and 11 months.

He died of a gun shot wound to the head.

Click on the link for the details of the action that led to his death. https://www.theypressalient.com/post/25-april-1915-a-bloody-day-at-st-julian


This is a list of personal effects returned to his family.



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