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
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Battalion: 1/8th (T.F.) Battalion
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Egyptian Theatre
Rifleman Leslie Leonard Cooke
Birth:unknown Death:Apr. 19, 1917
Inscription: Hampshire Regiment
Burial: Jerusalem Memorial Jerusalem Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel Plot: Panels 28 and 29.
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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
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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.
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