1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

George Leitch

Contributed by: Margaret Rodger (Leitch), on 2008-11-03

George Leitch
Rank
First Name George
Surname Leitch
Year of Birth 1893
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Gordon Highlanders
Place of Wartime Residence Motherwell, Lanarkshire

George's Story

Twenty-one-year-old George was killed on the 11.03.1915 and his name is on a memorial wall at Le Touret, Pas de Calais, France, panel 39 to 41. When George was on his way to France from Aberdeen, he new the train would pass through a station near his home in Motherwell. He took a button from his uniform and attached a message for his mother to it asking the finder to take it to her. Some kind person delivered to his mother and I think I have the button but not the message. However, a member of the public heard about this message and wrote a poem about it. I have the poem.

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