About Walter Alfred Leland (Lazarus)
Birth: Mar. 3, 1893, England
Death: Jun. 4, 1915
Walter was born on 3 March 1893 in Liverpool, the first child of Alfred and Eugenie, and was registered as Walter Alfred Lazarus. He was educated at Charterhouse.
He does not appear on the 1911 census, and is believed to have travelled to Australia about this time, returning to the UK on the outbreak of WWI.
He enlisted in the 10th Battalion Bedfordshires in November 1914. In April, 1915, he was promoted Temporary Lieutenant, and left for Gallipoli Peninsula in May, attached to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Lieutenant Leland was at Gabà Tepè only four days. On 4th June, the day after his arrival he was ordered to advance up the Nullah at the head of his section. On turning a bend they cut through wire entanglements and came on hidden Turkish guns, the fire from which killed almost the entire section, Lieutenant Leland falling with the rest. Only a few survived the action, and the trench which they were seeking was not taken until three weeks afterwards. His body was recovered and buried at Gallipoli on 28th June. His name appears on the Helles memorial.
There is a biography and photograph of Walter on the Charterhouse Website (which is acknowledged with thanks) and Walter's name appears on the family memorial plaque at Golders Green Crematorium.
Alfred Burnet Leland (1864 - 1935)
Eugenie Leland (1864 - 1948)
Helles Memorial Gallipoli Canakkale, Turkey
Plot: Final resting place unknown. Name listed on Panel 54 and 218.
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
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