SAS Leigh, David Blair

Date of death
23-Aug-1944

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Leigh
  • FORENAME
David Blair
  • UNIT
2 SAS (C Squadron)
  • RANK
Second Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
336518
  • DATE OF DEATH
23rd August 1944
  • AGE
27
  • GRAVESITE
Epoisses Communal Cemetery,France only British military grave
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Army Air Corps
former Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
born China
resided Ayr,Ayrshire
"native of London" in one account
elder son of David and Mrs Leigh,Shanghai,China
husband of Ethel Cormack Stewart Leigh,Atholl Lodge,84 Ayr Road,Prestwick,Ayrshire (died 22.2.2010 age 92)(ashes interred with David)
married 1.6.1944
1 SAS (A Squadron) 1943 (ranks)
2 SAS (C Squadron) 1944 (2Lt)
Op.Wallace - KIA Villaines,France
 
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William Oakes

New Member
Update David Leigh's widow - Ethel Cormack (known as Estelle) never re-married. She died in February 2010 in Ayr. In the following year, with the co-operation of the Commonwealth War Graves and Mayor of Epoisses her ashes were interred in David Leigh's grave. There was a service the day after interment with the whole village.

William Oakes, January 2021
 

Bob Lancaster

New Member
Update David Leigh's widow - Ethel Cormack (known as Estelle) never re-married. She died in February 2010 in Ayr. In the following year, with the co-operation of the Commonwealth War Graves and Mayor of Epoisses her ashes were interred in David Leigh's grave. There was a service the day after interment with the whole village.

William Oakes, January 2021
Hi William,
I am ex 22 SAS and have visited David Leigh's grave amongst many others. It's good to see you have inputted this update.
 
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