Captain Leslie Christian Kirk


Born Sheffield 1890

Killed in action France 9th October 1917.

Leslie Christian Kirk, was the only Son of Frank Herbert a director and secretary of a local steel works, and Edith Kirk, of 31 Beech hall road, Sheffield. Leslie was educated at King Edwards school Sheffield and St Johns college Oxford, after gaining his degree at Oxford he became language master ( French and German) at Leeds grammar school where he taught for three years ,he also gained is commission to 2nd Lt in the Schools Officer Training Corps on 25th Sept 1911.

At the outbreak of war he left his teaching post to enlist, joining the Pals on September 3rd 1914.
He served first as a Lieutenant at Colsterdale, then in September 1915 after gaining his promotion to Captain he transferred to the 19th (reserve Battalion). His overseas service began in 1916 when he was posted to the 9th Battalion with whom he lost his life on the 9th of October 1917.

Having no known grave he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

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