Leslie William Saile (1891-1920)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SAILE, LESLIE WILLIAM. Private. No 17699. Depot Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 31 New North Road, Huddersfield 1891. Son of Margaret Emily Rachel Saile (nee Wilcox), and the late William Francis Saile, Artist, of Huddersfield. Educated Holy Trinity Church of England School, Huddersfield. Employed as a motor mechanic. At the time of enlistment, was living at 22 Clifton Road, Maida Vale, London W.9. Single. Enlisted 29.11.1915. Wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916. In 1917, as a result of frostbite, he had to have both feet amputated. Upon his discharge from the Army he was unable to obtain proper exercise. This caused a duodenal ulcer and internal haemorrhage, from which he died on 4.12.1920, at 22 Clifton Road, Maida Vale, London, aged 29 years. Buried PADDINGTON CEMETERY, WILLESDEN LANE, MIDDLESEX. Grave Location:- S, P, 14498.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission