Lieutenant Neville Johnstone Figgis

Regiment: 6th Batt. Leinster Regiment
Date published: 24/09/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 10/08/1915
Age at death: 23
Cemetery: Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey
Plot: Burial Ref Sp. Mem. B. 59.
Information: Lieutenant Neville Johnstone Figgis, 6th Batt. Leinster Regiment, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 10th, was the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Figgis, Ingle Field, Greystones. Lieut. Figgis was educated at Portora and entered T.C.D. in 1910, where he had a distinguished career, taking honours in Modern Literature. He was in the University O.T.C. for about years. When Lord Kitchener called for men he was amongst the first to offer his services, obtaining his commission on August 26th, 1914. He was gazetted to the 6th Leinsters on September 28th, 1914, and received his Lieutenancy on January 8th, 1915. He was a very keen and promising soldier, a good rifle shot, and took a great interest in his work.