Graham Leckie

Lieutenant Graham Leckie - (Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon)
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Royal Flying Corps, 21st Squadron, and Royal Garrison Artillery
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
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.
Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Mary Leckie
Alexander Leckie (c1852-1909) & Elizabeth (c1854-)
Cocoa agent
Alexander born c1886, Mary born c1893, Douglas born c1895
Not known
Electrical engineer’s draughtsman
206 Lordship Road, Stoke Newington, London
40 Amhurst Park, Hackney, London
24 Murray Road, Rugby [in lodgings]
1917 - 9 Endsleigh Gardens, Bloomsbury, Middlesex.
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 501
Scottish National War Memorial
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 SourcesMuch 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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