Park Walk War Memorial 3

Leslie Reginald Wightman

Surname: Wightman
Other names: Leslie Reginald
Other people in this story:
James Wightman
Agnes Wightman
Winifred M. Cripps
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Sains-les-Marquion British Cemetery
Derby Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hants
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy 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.  

Images:
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 03
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives