Today we remember …
|Battle of the Somme
24th July 1916. Lesley Douglas-Hamilton. A Social, 1896. Major, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action.
He was a career soldier whose original commission was in the Cameron Highlanders in September, 1901. He was promoted to Captain in 1905. He served in the last year of the 2nd South African War and elsewhere in the colonies. He was awarded the Queen’s Medal with five clasps.
As a serving soldier, when the War began he was transferred from his original regiment and given a commission as a Major with the Lancashire Fusiliers.