Graham Leckie

RankLieutenant Graham Leckie - (Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon)
Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentRoyal Flying Corps, 21st Squadron, and Royal Garrison Artillery
Military Service

1915 Leckie, Lieutenant in Royal Garrison Artillery, served in France from 1 Sept.

1916 He learned to fly at the Military [Flying?] School, Catterick Bridge on a Maurice Farman Biplane, and his certificate is dated 11 December.

1917 Serving with 21 Squadron as a Flight Commander. In February the Squadron was equipped with RE8s and employed in a reconnaissance and artillery observation role.


5 July 1889 London

Death7th July 1917
Circumstances of Death

Killed in action with Captain H P Osborne when RE8 Serial A4606 was shot down while on artillery observation in the Ypres Salient.

BurialPerth Cemetery (China Wall), I. D. 5.
CWGC Information

Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Mary Leckie


Alexander Leckie (c1852-1909) & Elizabeth (c1854-)

Father's Occupation

Cocoa agent


Alexander born c1886, Mary born c1893, Douglas born c1895




Not known


Electrical engineer’s draughtsman

1891 Census

206 Lordship Road, Stoke Newington, London

1901 Census

40 Amhurst Park, Hackney, London

1911 Census

24 Murray Road, Rugby [in lodgings]

Home Address

1917 – 9 Endsleigh Gardens, Bloomsbury, Middlesex.

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 501
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Other Information

In 1913 Graham Leckie sailed on the RMS Mauretania to New York; it is not known whether he was planning to emigrate permanently or was simply visiting. Nor is it known when he returned to the UK.

Probate was granted to Lieut. Alexander Leckie on 18 January 1918; value of effects £327 7s 9d

His mother was still alive after the War living at 5 Langside Terrace, Glasgow and in the early 1920s his brother Alexander of 6 Panton Street, Gordon Square, London was listed by CWGC as next of kin.

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry (, Findmypast (,

Commonwealth War Graves Commission –

Family Search –

The Long, Long Trail –

Scotlands People –

The Scottish War Memorials Project –

Henshaw, T. The sky their battlefield. Air fighting and the complete list of Allied air casualties from enemy action in the First World War:  Grub Street Publishers, 1995



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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