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10195   Private Peter McLeish
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 22/01/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
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.
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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
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021