CHEAPE Leslie St Clair
Regiment : 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards attached to Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry)
Service number : L0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 33 on 23rd April 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, Panel 2.
Relatives : Son of Colonel G. C. Cheape, of Wellfield, Gateside, Fife, and Mrs. Cheape, of Bently Manor, Worcestershire
Memorial : Tardebigge St Bartholomew's Church
Also appears on : Worcester Cathedral Worcestershire Hussars with the additional information: Major (King’s Dragoon Guards). Webheath St Philip's Church WW1 Memorial.
Credits : Casualty details and Yeomanry Cavalry of Worcestershire researched and transcribed by Sandra Taylor. Additional information transcribed and researched by Adrian Carter.
Captain and Adjt. L. St C. Cheape 1st/1st Worcester Yeomanry (1st King’s Dragoon Guards), embarked at Avonmouth 9th April 1915 for service with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt on 24th April 1915. Wounded 13th December 1915 (W.F. Force). Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in action on 23rd April 1916.
Source for additional information: The Yeomanry Cavalry of Worcestershire 1914 – 1922.
Youngest son of Colonel G.C. Cheape, Wellfield, Gateside, Fife and Mrs Cheape, Bentley Manor, Worcestershire. Born 5th October 1882. Captain in 1st Dragoon Guards, attached Worcestershire Yeomanry. Slightly wounded in 1915 in Egypt. Lost at Katia (Qatiya), Egypt when the Worcestershire Yeomanry suffered heavy casualties after being attacked by the Turks.