1885 - 1916
CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916
Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916
Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Pte 15213 Leslie Alsop
- Age: 24
- From: Liverpool
- Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
- K.I.A Monday 9th April 1917
- Commemorated at: St Martin Calvaire Brit Cem
Panel Ref: I.A.19
Leslie was born 25th March 1893 in Liverpool the son of John Henry and Lavinia Alsop (nee Jones), "Belbrigge," 1, Uppingham Rd., West Derby, Liverpool. They had married in 1884 in Chorlton, Lancs. Both parents were born in Manchester.
Leslie may have been born in Liverpool but was baptised in St. Thomas, Ardwick, Manchester on 4 June 1893. His father was a coal merchant and the parents’ address is given as 6 Worcester Drive North, Clubmoor, Liverpool.
The 1901 Census shows Leslie is living with his parents and older siblings Dora, William and Mabel, at 25 Belmont Dr., Liverpool. In 1911 the family is still at 25 Belmont Drive. Leslie is 18 and still at school.
Leslie joined the 17th Battalion of The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private 15213 and was was killed in action on the 9th April 1917 aged 24 during the pening day of the Battle of Arras when the Pals attacked the strongly held German positions on the Hindenburg Line.
He now lies in St Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, France. The Inscription on his headstone reads:
“GOD IS LOVE”
Leslie is also commemorated in Liverpool on the following Memorials:
Birchfield County Primary School
St James Church, West Derby