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Parnell, Leslie Reginald

2nd Lieutenant Leslie Reginald Parnell, London Regiment (13th Kensington Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment) was killed by a sniper about the 6 October, aged 20. He was the only child of Major E L Parnell, a well known international rifle shot and Mrs Parnell of Milverton Hook Road, Surbiton,Surrey. He was educated at Tiffins School, Kingston upon Thames and University College London where he passed his intermediate examination of the B.Sc. at the age of 18. In November 1915 he received a commission in the London Regiment and went to the front last February, being then attached to the East Lancashire Regiment (attd 2nd/4th Battalion) He was an excellent and efficient officer and a fully qualified musketry instructor. His loss is deeply felt by his brother officers amongst whom he was exceedingly popular. The Times 24 October 1917

Biographical

Surname(s)Parnell
First name(s)Leslie Reginald
Family details

Son of Major E. L. and Mrs. Parnell, of "Milverton," Hook Rd., Surbiton, Surrey

Previous educationTiffins School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts and Science
Military unitLondon Regiment, 13th Kensington Battn; East Lancashire Regt, attd. 2nd/4th Battn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death9 October 1917
Age at death20
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Tiffin School; Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Sources

King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War; University of London, O.T.C. 1914-1919

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