Leslie Edward Watkins
Memorial: Falfield - St George's Church
Regiment: Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Rank and number: Private 24347
Parents: Emanuel (1860 - 1939) and Alma Watkins (1871 - 1926)
Marital status: Single
Home address: Horse Shoe Farm, Brinkmarsh Lane, Falfield, Glos
Date of birth: 1890
Place of birth: United States of America
Date of death: 14/06/1918
Buried/Commemorated at: War Graves Communal Cemetery Lumbres, France
Leonard served with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Forces War Records have his service number as 24347). He died of heart failure following malaria fever on 14 June 1918.
Leonard was born in the United States of America along with his younger brother Harry and sister Mildred. He had two further brothers Leonard and Percy who were both born in Falfield. Mildred, Leonard and Percy were baptised in St George's Church, Falfield. Leslie's parents are buried in St George's churchyard along with his sister Mildred Eliza (1897-1916) and his brother Percy Mitchell William (1905-1925).
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Falfield Village website and Forces War Records