Leslie Edward Watkins

Memorial: Falfield - St George's Church

Regiment: Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

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

Age: 28

Further information:

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