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Leslie DAVIE

Private 16633 Leslie DAVIE of 7th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderes

Killed in Action Saturday 25th September 1915, France & Flanders, age 18

Of:34 Back Lane, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1897, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Florence Davie and Archibald Davie of 34 Back Lane, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Cotton Weaver
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France,   Panel 53 to 56
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde

Notes:

Found lying dead on the battlefield, alongside the body of a German, on the 7th October, by a comrade, Sergeant C. H. Ash of the S.W. Borderers. Sergeant Ash wrote a sympathetic letter to Private Davie's parents informing them of his discovery, and that he had buried their son in the field of battle, and had placed a small wooden cross over the grave, also "a few flowers which had escaped the trample of the men." On the cross he wrote his rank, regiment and name.

From Hyde in War Time, 1916 Part One, Page 85.

In the 1921 Cenotaph Unveiling Booklet his death year is 1916.