1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

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william Leckie Leckie

Contributed by: William Leckie, on 2008-11-09

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First Name william Leckie
Surname Leckie
Year of Birth 1895
Year of Death 1968
Regiment Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Place of Wartime Residence Glasgow, Glasgow

william Leckie's Story

my father joined the lovat scouts in 1915. was transferred

to the camerons later, after that he joined the 5th gordons.

he took part in at least six battles including the somme and

pachendale. although he never talked about them I found out

after he died in 1968. He had a souvineer brouchure of the unveiling of the memorial to the 51st division at newfoundland

park which he attended, the unveiling was done by marichal

foche. Inthe brochure all the battles of the war were printed

and my dad underlined six of them in red ink.....Itook that to be the ones in which he took part. He was wounded in 1917 and

had his right leg amputated, he spent quite a long time in

edmonton military hospital.In ww2 he was a head warden in

the ARP. After the war he was made a Justice of the peace........

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