Bendigonian 14 Sep 1916, p2
But it seems there's always more. When I typed his name into the search box at Trove today I discovered that two months after his death two articles appeared in a Bendigo paper - one (above) included a photo and the other (below) a brief biography. His family lived at Central Mologa north of Bendigo.
Bendigonian, 14 Sep 1916, p24
|The telegram received by Ray Leed's mother.|
P.S. The name RAY is actually a family name. It's the surname of his great-grandmother, Susannah RAY who was born in 1804 in Denford, Northhamptonshire, England.
*David Ray LEED, son of David LEED and Mary Ann ANDREW was born on 10 Aug 1893. He died on 16 Jul 1916 in France.
Military record: Enlisted 17 Jul 1915; Private 23 Battalion, 7th Reinforcement; Embarked 26 Nov 1915 on 'Commonwealth'; Killed in Action at Pozieres, Somme, France 15 Jul 1916; Buried Rue-Du-Bois Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave 7), Fleurbaix, France.
So sad, but amazing to have the telegram.ReplyDelete
What a great find to locate the two articles - especially the photo of him. Nice.ReplyDelete
Theresa (Tangled Trees)
Gosh you keep me busy with all the reading I have to follow, cousin!!! ( but thanks "!!)ReplyDelete
It would be interesting to know what relationship he is to our side of the family. My father was Thomas Colin Leed born 20 December 1924 died 4 February 1996, brothers were Darrell and Graham. His family and cousins from Bendigo.ReplyDelete
Hi Larry, great to hear from you. Ray's father, David Leed, was a first cousin of your grandfather, Thomas Giles Leed.Delete