Unthank, Leslie Ernest: Service No. 54141


Service Record

Source: October 1915 casualty.


Attended Hackney Downs School in Downs Park Road, Lower Clapton, London, U.K.

18th Man Killed Buy A Grenade London Advertiser October 27 1915 Page 9
London Advertise.r October 27, 1915. Page 9.
Newspaper Clipping – From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me. Source: CVWM.

Men Who Enlisted With the First Contingent[i] Died of Wounds
Canadian Associated Press Cable

London, Oct. 22—Leslie Ernest Uthank, a Canadian, was killed with the Thirteenth [18th]. He was the elder son of Arthur Unthank, of Streatham.

Trooper Bernard Marshall[ii], Second Canadian Division, killed was a younger son of Rev. Robert Marshall, formerly of Hodenham, Norfolk, who himself holds a volunteer decoration.

Alexander Meek[iii], of Greendeck, stepson of George Anderson, enlisted in Canada. He died a prisoner in Germany.

Toronto Star. October 22, 1915. Page unknown.

[i] None of the identified soldiers served with the 1st Contingent.

[ii] Trooper Bernard Marshal, reg. no. 107450 was a member of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, 8th C.I.B., 3rd Division.

[iii] There is no record of a soldier of this name dying with the Canadian Forces.

Link to Roll of Honour

54141, Unthank, Leslie Ernest.
HDS: 26.02.00. – -.03.02. Aged 12yrs 9mths.. Father: Silk Agent. Home: 128, Kyverdale Road, Stoke Newington.
Private, 18 Bn, W.Ontario Regiment, CEF.
Private Unthank was killed at the age of 28 on 13th October, 1915.
He is buried in Ridge Wood Cemetery, Belgium, grave II-I-8.

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Memorial Gardens, Lakeside Drive, Stratford, Ontario,
Memorial Gardens, Lakeside Drive, Stratford, Ontario,

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