9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
William Leslie was the son of Moses and Ruth Leslie. William Leslie was born in Castledawson on 24th November 1892. Moses was a farm labourer. William enlisted in Armagh. He was living in Castledawson at the time. Private William Leslie was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) when he was killed in action on 16th August 1917 in Belgium. Private William Leslie has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial. It is believed he was the son of Mr Moses Leslie of Derrygarve, who had five sons who served.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.