Lance Corporal Leslie Henry Francis

1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Died of Wounds, 22nd October 1918

Aged 20 from Cardiff.

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Leslie was a young man from Cardiff, Wales, serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans during the German Spring Offensive on the 22nd March 1918, dying whilst still in captivity, from the ‘Spanish Flu Epidemic’ on the 22nd of October 1918. He is buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL.

Photo from branches.britishlegion.org.uk
Photo from branches.britishlegion.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
G.K. Chesterton

 

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