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10195   Private Peter McLeish
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 22/01/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
Peter McLeish was the youngest son of James and Edith McLeish. James was born in Benburb, County Tyrone about 1899. His father was a gamekeeper who was born in County Wicklow. His mother was from County Armagh. By the time of the 1911 census, the family had moved to live in Irishtown, Straffan, County Kildare. Private Peter McLeish was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action on killed in action 21st January 21 1918. He was 20 years old.
Further Information
Peter McLeish was the youngest son of James and Edith McLeish. James was born in Benburb, County Tyrone about 1899.
The 1901 census lists Peter as age 2 living with the family at house 1 in Carrowcolman, Benburb, Tyrone. His father, James McLeish, was a gamekeeper who was born in County Wicklow. His mother was from County Armagh.
By the time of the 1911 census, the family had moved to live in Irishtown, Straffan, County Kildare. It lists Peter as age 12 and still at school. His father worked as a gamekeeper.
Family: James McLeish, Edith F E McLeish, James McLeish (born about 1896), Peter McLeish (born about 1899).
Private McLeish was reported wounded on 11th August 1917 and was admitted to hospital in Colchester, England.
Private Peter McLeish was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action on killed in action 21st January 21 1918. He was 20 years old.
Private Peter McLeish is buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery in Roeux, France.
The CWGC record Son of James and Edith McLeish, of Irishtown, Straffan, Co. Kildare
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Carrowcolman, Benburb Benburb Census listing in Carrowcolman, Benburb 54.435207 -6.794801
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1 1901 Census lists McLeish family Lists Peter as age 2 living with the family at house 1 in Carrowcolman, Benburb, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McLeish family Lists Peter as age 12 living with the family at house 2 in Irishtown Upper, Straffan, Kildare
3 Find A Grave Photo of Peter McLeish's headstone
4 Kildare War Dead Some information on Private Peter McLeish
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