Leslie died on 22 February 1994, aged 73.

Sgt LP Forrester
Sgt LP Forrester

He enlisted into the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry in 1931, then stationed in India, where he remained until released to the Army Reserve in 1938.

It was not long before he was mobilized and returned to the King’s Shropshire Ligh Infantry remaining with them until 1941.

He was a member of the British Expeditionary Force in France. He served with the Reconnaissance Corps from 1941 to 1944 and saw action in North Africa.

Leslie joined the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars as a Corporal in Italy in 1946 and went with the Regiment to Lübeck in Germany In 1947, where he was promoted to Sergeant and served in HQ Squadron. He went with the Regiment to Malaya and Hong Kong and moved to ‘B’ Squadron, where he stayed until 1951.

When the Regiment returned to Tidworth in December of that year, Leslie moved back to HQ Squadron, until he was posted to 66 Training Regiment RAC in 1953.

He was discharged in May 1954 on termination of service.

Leslie was a staunch and loyal member of the Regimental Association, and the Regimental Secretary much enjoyed his visits to him in the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, where he had been an In-Pensioner since 1987.

The Governor of the Royal Hospital, General Sir Brian Kenny GCB, CBE and the Regimental Secretary attended his funeral.

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