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30/12/2015 Private Peter McLeish is buried in Brown's Copse Cemetery in Roeux, France.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Son of James and Edith McLeish, of Irishtown, Straffan, Co. Kildare
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Private McLeish was reported wounded on 11th August 1917 and was admitted to hospital in Colchester, England.
30/12/2015 Family: James McLeish, Edith F E McLeish, James McLeish (born about 1896), Peter McLeish (born about 1899).
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Peter McLeish was the youngest son of James and Edith McLeish. James was born in Benburb, County Tyrone about 1899.
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