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21215   Rifleman Thomas Leslie
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade (New Zealand Army)
Died: 12/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Thomas Leslie was a son of Mrs. A Leslie of Donaghey, Sherrygroom, Cookstown. He later emigrated to New Zealand, and at the outbreak of the First World War, he enlisted with the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade (Earl of Liverpool’s Own), who were affectionately known as The Dinks. Thomas Leslie was killed in action on 12th August 1917 and is interred at Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Prowse Point Military Cemetery
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 4-A-2
CWGC Casualty 445513
Summary      
Prowse Point Military Cemetery is located 11.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen, Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. 2 Kms after Mesen lies the left hand turning onto Rue St.Yvon. The cemetery is located 600 metres along this road on the right hand side.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Stewartstown Cenotaph -- WWI Stewartstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 216
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1 1901 Census lists Leslie family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 5 at house 6 in Donaghey, Stewartstown
2 1911 Census lists Leslie family 1911 census lists Thomas as age 15 at house 9 in Donaghey, Stewartstown
3 New Zealand War Memorial Connects all Rifleman Thomas Leslie's New Zealand records
4 New Zealand War Records Cenotaph record for Thomas Leslie (includes photos)
5 NOK Address in Ireland Son of Mrs A. Leslie of Donaghey, Sherrygroom, County Tyrone, Ireland