Lance Sergeant Leslie WARHURST

His rank on the plaque is incorrectly shown as Private – he was either a lance-sergeant or a sergeant according to various records.

1939 Register: Hill Crest, Fritchley
Leslie WARHURST; b. 16 December 1914; Watchman Groundman; married
Gladys M. HALLAM (WARHURST); 29 September 1915; General Help; married
Two redacted entries
[ RG101/5940J/012/40 Letter Code: RCHM]

Leslie WARHURST married Gladys M BOOTHWAY in Q3 1935

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour
Name: Leslie WARHURST
Born: 1915 Aged 28
Death: 27 April 1943
Number: 2721396
Rank: Lance Sergeant
Unit: 1st Battalion
Regiment: Irish Guards
Grave: 1.C.14
Cemetery: Oued Zarga War Cemetery
Country: Tunisia
Information: Son of William and Ellen Warhurst; husband of Gladys Mary Warhurst, of Wakefield, Yorkshire.

Oued Zarga War Cemetery

Oued Zarga War Cemetery, Tunisia


Derbyshire Times & Chesterfield Herald 28 May 1943
Mrs Les Warhurst and Mr. W. Warhurst, wife and father of the late Sergt Warhurst, who was killed on active service in North Africa on April 27th 1943 wish to thank all friends, relatives and neighbours for their kind sympathy and floral tributes sent during sad bereavement