Sunday, July 17, 2016

PFC Arthur Robert Leslie Jr

courtesy of Marvin Cope
PFC Arthur Robert Leslie Jr was born 30 Dec 1915 in Millville, New Jersey second of six children of Arthur Robert and Amy Gertrude Sinclair (Watson) Leslie.  Both parents were natives of Bridgetown, Barbados.  Arthur married.

Arthur was drafted in August 1943.  After basic training he was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry on 14 Jul 1944.  PFC Leslie was killed in action on 17 Jul 1944. Arthur's son was born in December 1944.

PFC Leslie was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Millville, New Jersey. His wife re-married.

Arthur's younger brother, Lewis Darnley Leslie,served as a SGT in L Company 399th Infantry in the 100th Infantry Division and was killed in action on 18 Apr 1945 near Beilstein, Germany.  He is buried near Arthur

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