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Grave photoMajor Chandos Leigh DSO King's Own Scottish Borderers Elder son of the Hon. Sir E. Chandos Leigh, K.C.B., K.C., and Lady Leigh, of 45 Upper Grosvenor Street, W. He attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge In 1912 he married Winifred, daughter of the late Right Hon. A. F. Jeffreys, of Burkham, Hampshire. After leaving Cambridge, Major Leigh entered the King's Own Scottish Borderers through the Warwickshire Militia, in 1895. As a subaltern he served with the Mounted Infantry in South Africa, being mentioned in Despatches and receiving the D.S.O., medal and six clasps. For his services in the Egyptian Army from 1902-1912 he received the Osmanieh and Med- jidieh Orders, as well as the medal and clasp for the Bahr-el-Ghazal Expedition of 1 905-1 906. He was a fine horseman and polo player, and was well known on the Cairo Turf, where he more than once headed the winning list of steeplechase riders, both amateur and professional. At Mons, Major Leigh, though severely wounded, not in the trenches but in the open, ordered his men to retire across the canal and leave him where he was, so that there should be no delay in blowing up the bridge in face of the advancing Germans. News was received later that he had died and was buried at Boussu, shortly afterwards. He was the first Old Harrovian to fall in the war.

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