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Remembered Today:

Private William Leese, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)


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CWGC has him as William Lees, but Leese is the correct surname, the family confirms that. So will he be named on the Menin Gate Memorial as Lees? The address on the silk is Henry Street, Tunstall, now in Stoke-on-Trent.


The memorial silk has him "laid to rest in France." Was his gravesite originally recorded, then lost?



Rank: Private
Service No: 41082
Date of Death: 27/06/1917
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 10th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 22.
Edited by BereniceUK
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His 'CWGC' name should match that shown on the memorial.


The effects records show him as Leese. States he was KIA so it doesn't indicate if he had a known grave or not.



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A mis-transcription by the IWGC then? How simple would it be to convince the CWGC that the name is recorded incorrectly?


Thank you, Craig and Diane.

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I've now seen a photo of William Leese's memorial plaque, which the family have, and the surname's spelt correctly there. I wonder when the error occurred?

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