Shinn, Leslie Victor

War Service:
Rifleman 654001 LESLIE VICTOR SHINN of 1/21 battalion London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) died on 6 April 1918, aged 20.

He is buried and remembered in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial outside the church of St Hilda in Brockley and also on the Brownhill Road Central School, Catford.

He was the son of Alfred and Harriett Elizabeth Shinn, of 27 Northwood Road, Forest Hill. His brother Stanley died on 13 December 1918 while serving with the 20th London Battalion. In 1916 Leslie wrote an account of life in Flanders for the Brownhill Central Old scholars' Association, To France and Back Again Click on the image to the right for the full text.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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