In 2014 the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, Cumnock History Group began researching the names on the Cumnock War Memorial plus other men and women with Cumnock connections mentioned on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or in the Cumnock Chronicle of the time. The research is not limited to those who died but also to men and women who served, using family history information.

The group would like to appeal to individuals with knowledge of family members for photographs of the soldier, either in uniform or not, and photos of medals or other memorabilia eg letters sent home from the Front. If you would be prepared to share these on this site, please email the web manager cumnockhistory [at] The group is willing to share any copies of documents found with the soldier's descendants.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Thomas Leckie

Thomas Leckie was born at Ayr Road in Cumnock on the 17th April 1895 to Thomas Leckie, coal miner and Mary Goldie (or Gold). He was a gunner in the RFA when he was killed in France on 15th November 1916. He was 21.

In the 1901 census the family is at Fleming St in Riccarton
ThomasLeckieHeadMarriedMale401861Coal MinerCumnock, Ayrshire,
MaryLeckieWifeMarriedFemale401861-Auchinleck, Ayrshire
JanetLeckieDaughterSingleFemale171884Hosiery KnitterAyrshire
SarahLeckieDaughterSingleFemale151886Hosiery KnitterNew Cumnock, Ayrshire 
GeorgeLeckieSon-Male131888Coal Miners DrawerNew Cumnock, Ayrshire
Georgina BLeckieDaughter-Female21899-Ayrshire

Cumnock Connections tree


He is remembered in the Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs in France.