Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Dr. Leeson left an estate of £10,203-
Nora (Eleanor) didn’t marry, but in 1891 Mary married Major Dr John Elsdale Molson.
A sad footnote:
LEESON, ARTHUR GERALD, Corpl., 102nd Infantry Battn. Canadian Expeditionary Force, only son of the late Arthur Edmund Leeson, M. A., M. D. by his wife, Alice, dau. of James Fraser; b. Blackheath, London, S.E.; 24 Aug. 1870; educ. Merchant Taylors’ School; went to Canada in 1895 where for eight years he was in the North West Mounted Police; subsequently became a Mining Engineer and went to U.S.A.; enlisted in the Canadian Infantry in March, 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action on the Somme, 21 Oct., 1916, during the attack on Regina Trench. Buried where he fell. His Captain wrote: “I have lost a most efficient non-
Alice Leeson survived her husband by fifteen years; she lived at 1 Blomfield House, Upper Westbourne Terrace, Notting Hill Gate, London, and died on 6 November 1923 leaving an estate worth £7,537-
Arthur Leeson was in advance of his time, and his paper published in the Dublin Journal of Medical Science is his legacy in the annals of the cure or arrest of incipient phthisis [tuberculosis]
See https://www.irlandeses.org/0811walsh.htm for more information.
Walsh, Edward, 'Dr Leeson of Dublin, Buenos Aires and Montevideo' in "Irish Migration Studies in Latin America" 6:3 (November 2008), pp. 187-