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Colonel Sir John “Jack” Leslie

Birth
Greater London, England
Death 25 Jan 1944 (aged 86)
Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland
Burial Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland
Memorial ID 165234338 View Source
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John Leslie was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards. He was a veteran of the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882. In 1883, he married Leonie Blanche Jerome of New York. In 1902, he saw active service during the Boer War and became a Lieutenant Colonel and the commanding officer of the 12th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He served as High Sheriff of County Monaghan in 1905. He was appointed Honorary Colonel of the 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. In 1916, he succeeded to the baronetcy (Leslie of Glaslough) that had been granted to his father. Sir John was invested a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1919. He served as the last Lord Lieutenant of County Monaghan, from 1921 to 1922, prior to the establishment of the Irish Free State.


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  • Created by: chasseur
  • Added: 17 Jun 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 165234338
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/165234338/john-leslie : accessed ), memorial page for Colonel Sir John “Jack” Leslie (7 Aug 1857–25 Jan 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 165234338, citing Saint Salvator's Churchyard, Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland ; Maintained by chasseur (contributor 48705606) .