Capt Norman Jerome Beauchamp Leslie

Capt Norman Jerome Beauchamp Leslie

Birth
Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 19 Oct 1914 (aged 27)
Denain, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial La Chapelle-d'Armentieres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot A8
Memorial ID 16604077 · View Source
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Son of Colonel Sir John Leslie, Bt. (2nd Baronet, Leslie of Glaslough), CBE and Lady (Leonie Blanche Jerome) Leslie of Castle Leslie, Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland.
His birth was registered in 1887.
Births Mar 1887 LESLIE Norman Jerrome B Marylebone 1a 565

Brother of Sir Shane Leslie, Bt. (2nd Baronet, Leslie of Glaslough), Seymour William Leslie, and Captain Lionel Alistair David Leslie.

Leslie was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was commisioned a 2nd Lieutenant in September 1905 and joined the 4th Battalion of the Rifle Brigade on 13 October 1905. He served as ADC to Sir John Maxwell in Egypt from September 1908 to April 1910, and subsequetly ADC to Lord Carmichael in Bengal. In October 1909, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He was a recipient of the Indian Durbar Medal. He was promoted to Captain in 1914 and given command of a company.

He was a highly accomplished fencer and big-game hunter.

At the outbreak of the Great War, he served as a Captain in the 3rd Battalion of the Rifle Brigade. While on a reconnaissance patrol, he was killed by a German sniper.

An announcement of his death appeared in the "New York Times," Wednesday, November 11, 1914:

"Leslie. - Killed in action on Oct. 19 near Lille while fighting with the British expeditionary forces. Capt. Norman Leslie of the Rifle Brigade, grandson of Leonard Jerome of this city."

Requiescat in pace.


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"Captain
N.J.B. Leslie
The Rifle Brigade
19th October 1914 Age 28.
The beloved son
of Sir John Leslie
of Glaslough, Ireland."


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