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10195   Private Peter McLeish
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/09/1898
Died: 22/01/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Peter McLeish was the youngest son of James and Edith McLeish. He was born on 1st September 1898 in Benburb, County Tyrone. He was one of two surviving children. His father was a gamekeeper. By 1911, 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 near Arras in France on 21st January 21 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Browns Copse Cemetery
  Roeux, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IV-C-39
CWGC Casualty 568004
Roeux is a village about 8 kilometres east of Arras. Brown's Copse Cemetery is about one kilometre north-west of Roeux on the eastern outskirts of the neighbouring village of Fampoux. It is signposted from Fampoux village.
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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 Photo of Peter McLeish's headstone
4 Kildare War Dead Some information on Private Peter McLeish
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Peter McLeish's grave can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023