Leslie worked with his father and brother as a shepherd on Williamwood before enlisting in April 1916. He served in the 15th Field Company of Engineers in France, and was gassed in fighting in April 1918, in the second battle of Villers-Bretonneux.
His mother died in 1917 with tow of her sons, Leslie and Arnold, away at the war.
After the war, Leslie lived in the Evandale district with his wife Ila (nee Jacobs), and worked as a mechanical engineer. He was a member of the Evandale Water Trust and the Army and Navy Lodge. He died in 1949.
Leslie’s story is part of our exhibition: Our Grateful Thanks and Loving Remembrance, a moving and deeply personal exhibition remembering the soldiers whose names are immortalised on the Ross War Memorial.