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Smith, Leslie Phillips

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Leslie Phillips Smith

Royal Artillery Garrison

Royal Garrison Artillery
He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National War Memorial, Larchfield School Memorial, the Glasgow University Roll of Honour, the Congregational Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 40.

The family home was Dungoyne, 1, Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh The son of Frank Phillips and Mary Beath (nee Sinclair) Smith.
Siblings: Leslie had four sisters, Dorothy, Hetty, Hilda and Frances.

Leslie Smith was born and brought up in Helensburgh, where his father was an iron merchant. He was educated at Larchfield School before attending Glasgow University where he gained a Degree in Organic Chemistry and Metallurgy. He was a member of the University's Officer Training Corp from 1911-13.
Leslie died, suddenly, from cerebro-spinal fever (Meningococcal meningitis) at Lydd in Kent. He was 22 years of age.

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