Leitch, Vyvian Bisset


Son of W.B. Leitch Esq., of Mossley Hill, Liverpool, he came to Southgate House (Hawkins’) from Dunchurch Hall and was a House Prefect and in Sixth Book. At school he developed a gift for music: he was a good pianist and in his earlier years sang some of the alto solos in Glee Club.

At the outbreak of war he was gazetted to the Liverpool Scottish (10th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment) and specialised in machine-gunnery. In March 1915, he joined the 1st Battalion of the King’s Liverpool Regiment in Flanders and was placed in command of the machine-gun section. He fell on April 16th 1915, during the fighting around Hill 60, south of Ypres. As Leitch’s battalion was not directing involved in the fighting, it is probable that he was caught by shelling.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Leitch
  • Forenames or initials: Vyvian Bisset
  • House: F
  • Years in School: 1906-1911
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: The King's Liverpool Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 10th August 1893
  • Date of Death: 16th April 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer D5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE NO. 3: Grave VI.A.3