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Re: British unit help!
Posted by: Kathleen Burgar (ID *****1714) Date: October 26, 2013 at 17:21:41
In Reply to: British unit help! by Danielle aaron zuber of 9054


UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
about Leslie Leonard Cooke




Name:
Leslie Leonard Cooke

Birth Place:
Bermondsey, London

Death Date:
19 Apr 1917

Death Location:
Palestine

Enlistment Location:
Aldershot, Hants

Rank:
Rifleman

Regiment:
Hampshire Regiment

Battalion:
1/8th (T.F.) Battalion

Number:
331497

Type of Casualty:
Killed in action

Theatre of War:
Egyptian Theatre



Rifleman Leslie Leonard Cooke

Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 19, 1917


Inscription:
Hampshire Regiment

Note: 331497

Burial:
Jerusalem Memorial
Jerusalem
Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Plot: Panels 28 and 29.




Googled the Hampshire Regiment

Hampshire Regiment

1 div, 8th Battalion
1/8th (Isle of Wight Rifles, Princess Beatrice's) Battalion
August 1914 : in Newport, Isle of Wight.
April 1915 : attached to 163rd Brigade in 54th (East Anglian) Division.
Landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 9 August 1915.
Evacuated from Gallipoli and moved to Egypt, arriving 19 December 1915. Moved into Palestine as part of EEF




Try contacting the Regiment and aks about the history


The Royal Hampshire Regiment was a British Army line infantry regiment from 1881 to 1992. Its lineage is continued today by the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.




World War I

In World War I it took part in the Battle of Gallipoli when engaged in the fatal Landing at Cape Helles of the 88th Brigade, 29th (UK) Division.





The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum
Serle's House
Southgate Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 9EG
Tel: +44 (0)1962 863 658


Fax: 01962 888 302





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