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4294 Pte. L M Goldie, 1 DG PoW 4 years 9 months ago #56931

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QSA with five clasps: CC, OFS, TRANS, SA1901, SA1902 named to: 4294 PTE L M GOLDIE. 1ST DGN GDS .

He was taken PoW and later released on 23/5/1901 at Bankplaats. (WO 100/112 p. 79)

Leslie Martin Goldie was born in 1879 in Dunoon, Arglyllshire, Scotland.  He was the son of Edward Goldie who later lived on New Chesterfield Street in Marylebone, London.  He married Margaret Maker at St. Calhoune in Dublin on 2/9/1908.  He was a printer by trade and enlisted on 29 August 1898 in the 1st Dragoon Guards in London.  He had previously served in the 1st Midd Royal Engineers Volunteers. He was 5'6" and weighed 121 lbs with a fresh complexion and brown hair and eyes.  He had a scar on his right cheek and blue dots on his left forearm.  He served at "home" from 29/8/98 to 15/1/01 when the regiment left for S. Africa.  He served there from 15/1/01 until he returned home from 24/3/02 to 12/9/02 and then again in S. Africa from13/9/02 to 14/11/02.  He returned to the UK and served until 28/6/06 when he transferred to the Army Reserve for the next two years.  He had served a total of 12 years by then.  When WWI broke out, he reenlisted in London, and was D/13943 Sergt. Leslie Martin Goldie in the 5th Dragoon Gurards.  He died in France and Flanders on Wednesday, 31 October 1918, a mere 12 days before the armistice and is buried in St. Sever Extension Cemetery in Rouen, France plot K 16.  

Sadly Goldie's WWI medals are missing and if anyone knows their location, please contact me as I would like to reunite the group.  

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