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The Military

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired when they left service. As we discover significant military memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

Leslie Swain

Leslie Swain is commemorated on his Grannies gravestone in Folkestone Old Cemetery. Leslie's father lived at 73 Foord Road in Folkestone. Leslie had emigrated to Canada where according to his Attestation papers, he became a "chicken rancher". He attested on the 18th August 1915. Killed between the 5th-7th May 1917 he has no known grave. As well as being commemorated at Folkestone Old Cemetery he is also commemorated on the Vimy Memorial  
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The Military

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired when they left service. As we discover significant military memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

Leslie Swain

Leslie Swain is commemorated on his Grannies gravestone in Folkestone Old Cemetery. Leslie's father lived at 73 Foord Road in Folkestone. Leslie had emigrated to Canada where according to his Attestation papers, he became a "chicken rancher". He attested on the 18th August 1915. Killed between the 5th-7th May 1917 he has no known grave. As well as being commemorated at Folkestone Old Cemetery he is also commemorated on the Vimy Memorial  
ABOUT THE MILITARY CONNECTION