Leslie Herman Berlein

Name

Leslie Herman Berlein

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

25/09/1915
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant
Princess Charlotte of Wales’ (Royal Berkshire) Regiment
8th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS
Plot V. Row D. Grave 7
France

UK Memorials

Berkhamsted Town Memorial
St Peter’s Church Plaque, Berkhamsted

Pre War

Born at Kimberley, South Africa on 30th June 1893. Son of Julius and Elizabeth Berlein, recorded, after his death, at Cross Oak, Berkhamsted. He was educated at Charterhouse, Berkhamsted School and Magdelene College, Cambridge. He was a member of Lincolns Inn.

Wartime Service

On the outbreak of war, he received a temporary commission as a Lieutenant on 25th September 1914. His battalion was selected to lead the attack near Hulluch on 25th September 1915. In the assault his company was leading, and, Lieut Berlein was the first out of the trenches. He was killed on the front of the enemy’s trenches leading his platoon.

Additional Information

His older brother, Charles, was killed only a few months before.

Acknowledgments

Jo Bayley