Other names: Leslie Robert
Locations in this story: DorchesterFrance & FlandersTheipval Memorial, SommeGreenslede, BasingstokeSt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Leslie Robert Gutsell was born in 1896 in Dorchester. He was the son of Robert Gutsell, a draper, and Mary Ann Gutsell. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living at Greenslede, Basingstoke. He enlisted as a Gunner in the Machine Gun Corps (Service No. 2518). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 15th September 1916 and his name appears on the Theipval Memorial (Pier/Face 5C & 12C). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.