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27 Mar 1897
Leslie Chisholm was born in 1897 in Nottingham and was the son of Kenneth William a licensed victualler and Harriett Chishlome née White of The Welbeck Inn, Chesterfield. His father Kenneth and his mother Harriett White were both bor in 1868 in Nottingham, they were married in 1892, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they had another son Percy Samuel born 1892 in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at The Welbeck Inn, Soresby Stret, Chesterfield and are shown as Kenneth William 43 yrs a licensed victualler , he is living with his wife Harriett 43 yrs and their two children Percy 19 yrs a shop assistant and Leslie 14 yrs, also at the address are two servants Sarah Hill 19 yrs and Gertrude Dolby 23 yrs. His father Kenneth had died in 1913.
16 Aug 1915
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Leslie Chisholm, enlisted at Chesterfield and served with the 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He landed in France on 21st April 1915 and died of wounds on 16th August 1915 at 22nd General Hospital, Etaples. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.
This man is commemorated in a book of remembrance held by Mansfield District Council. Death notice published 20th August 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “CHISHOLM. – Died of wounds, 16th August, Private Leslie Chisholm, 2nd Sherwood Foresters, of Chesterfield (late Nottingham), aged 18 years. – Sadly missed by his sorrowing mother.” Article published 24th August 1915 in the Derbyshire Courier :- “Young Private's Fatal Wounds. “Shrapnel wounds in the thigh, setting up internal complications, are reported as having been responsible for the death in France of Pte. Leslie Chisholm (19), whose home is at New Queen Street, Chesterfield. Enlisting in September last year [1914] he crossed over with the Notts and Derbys Regiment during April. In his last letter home the young soldier intimated to his mother that he had been wounded but said the injury was not serious. News of his death in hospital was received on Monday night [23rd August 1915] by telegram. “Second son of the late Mr. Kenneth Chisholm, formerly licensee of the Welbeck Inn, Soresby Street, Chesterfield. As a scholar he attended St. Helen's Street Council School, and later worked at the Campion cycle stores, Burlington Street.” Leslie's brother Percy served with the North Staffordshire Regiment and he survived the war. Article published 20th August 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “The wedding of Mr. Percy Samuel Chisholm, son the late Mr. Kenneth Chisholm and Mrs. Chisholm, late of Nottingham, and Miss Hilda Mary Alexander, third daughter of Mr Thomas Alexander and the late Mrs. Alexander, of Soresby Street, Chesterfield, was solemnised at the Chesterfield Parish Church on Wednesday. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Wallis Alexander, wore a navy blue velvet costume and a picture hat with lancer plume. She was attended by four bridesmaids, Miss Phyllis Alexander (sister of the bride). Miss Pembleton (Mansfield), and the Misses Hamlet (nieces, Ilkeston). Miss Alexander was attired in a dress of white and blue silk, Miss Pembleton was dressed in white satin and the Misses Hamlet in white silk. Mr. Bert Stoote, of Chesterfield, acted as best man. After the ceremony a reception was at the bride’s home, and later Mr. and Mrs. Chisholm left for Ilkeston, where the honeymoon will be spent.” Above notice and articles are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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