2nd Lt
Leslie Wallace Ablett

Information about birth

Date of birth:
09/06/1897
Place of birth:
Withington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Clerk

Army information

Country:
England, United Kingdom
Force:
British Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Service number:
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Units:
 —  Northumberland Fusiliers, 11th Bn.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
14/10/1917
Place of death:
Reutel, Beselare, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
20

Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Plot: XLIX
Row: H. Coll.
Grave: 1-8

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 1

#1 ‘Place of death’

Additional information

2nd Lt. Leslie Wallace Ablett, a 20-year old previous clerk from London UK, was part of the 11th Northumberland Fusiliers (68th Brigade, 23th Division). The 11th Northumberland Fusiliers participated in the Battle of Passchendaele 1917. On 12 October they took over the frontline from the 13th Durham Light Infantry near Reutel. The next day ‘A’ Company was heavily shelled and on 14 October ‘C’ Company shared the same fate. Second Lieutenant Ablett and Bruty were killed during this action. On 17 November 2021 Leslie Wallace Ablett, previously missing and remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, was reburied on Tyne Cot Cemetery.

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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/845630/leslie-wallace-ablett/
Sources used
https://ww1.alleyns.org.uk/boys-a-1/ablett-lw
https://ww1.alleyns.org.uk/boys-a-1/ablett-lw
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The Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
Sources used
War Diary 11th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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