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Grave photoLieutenant Edward Henry Leigh Rifle Brigade Second son of the Hon. Sir E. Chandos Leigh (O.H.), K.C.B., K.C., for many years Legal Counsel to the Speaker, of 45 Upper Grosvenor Street, W., and of Lady Leigh, and grandson of Lord Leigh, of Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. He attended Pembroke College, Cambridge. Lieutenant Leigh received his Commission in 1911, when he joined the 2nd Battalion of the Rifle Brigade in India, being promoted Lieutenant in 1913. He went to the Front with his Regiment in November, 1914, and took part in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, his Battalion gaining the distinction of being the first actually to enter and capture that village. He was killed on May 9th, 1915, while leading his men into action in the attack on the Aubers Ridge. He was much beloved by his Riflemen, who said that there was not one of them who would not have followed him into action anywhere, he was so fearless.

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