Pestell, Leslie Clifford


War Service:
LESLIE CLIFFORD PESTELL died on 20 July 1917 when HM Paddle Minesweeper Queen of the North on which he was serving as a Junior Engineer hit a mine off Orfordness. He was 29. He returned from Vancouver in 1915 to enlist and served for two years in France in the Army Service Corps before joining the Mercantile Marine Reserve.

Before the war Queen of the North was owned by the Blackpool Passenger Steamboat Company and was used for trips between Blackpool and the Isle of Man.

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Laurence, Catford.

He was the son of Henry and Rose Pestell of 75 Culverley Road, Catford, and husband of Hilda Pestell. He may well be the C L Pestell who sailed from Middlesborough to Montreal in 1911.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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