139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]
203563 Pte Leslie Arthur Waite died of wounds aged 21 and was the Son of Lucy Waite of 29 Ponsonby Terrace in Derby.
Leslie was a moulder’s assistant and enlisted under the Derby Scheme in November 1915 and was mobilised in March 1917. After 3 months training with the 5th Reserve Battalion he was posted to the 14 IBD in Calais (June 1917) and taken on strength of 2/6th Battalion. He was subsequently transferred to the 1/5th Battalion a month later and joined them in the field on the 29th July 1917.
At some point he was renumbered 203653 to reflect his service with the Territorial Force