Other names: Leslie Reginald
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersSains-les-Marquion British CemeteryDerby Road, North End, Portsmouth, HantsSt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Leslie Reginald Wightman was born in 1890 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of James Wightman, a commercial traveller, and Agnes Wightman. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a clerk salesman and living at 52 Derby Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire. In 1916 he married Winifred M. Cripps. He enlisted as a Private in the Northumberland Fusiliers (Service No. 47062). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 27th September 1918 and was buried at Sains-les-Marquion British War Cemetery (grave id. I.C.23). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.