|By kind permission of the Le Bas family|
The South Irish Horse War Diaries from the day Leo died states:
'Report of O/C Cyclists that no 1068 Pte LARKIN F., 1073 Pte LE BAS H, 1144 Pte SADLIER WA were killed in action on night of 22/23 by direct hit of HE (Highly Explosive Shell) on the Catapult they were fixing up to fire'.A Squadron lost Troopers Larkin, Le Bas and Sadlier from a direct artillery hit two days before Christmas in 1915.
Born in Dublin, Leopold Charles Le Bas Private South Irish Horse "A" Squadron. 1073 He was 20 years old when he died on 22/12/1915. He was killed in action. He was the son of Albert Le Bas, of 1, Le Bas Terrace, Leinster Rd. West, Rathmines, Dublin.
The Irish Times.
Ireland’s Roll of Honour. December 26, 1915. Trooper Leo Le Bas, “A” Squadron, South Irish Horse, killed in action in France, was the youngest son of Mr Albert Le Bas, 1 Le Bas Terrace, Rathmines, County Dublin.
Irish Times. Le Bas-December 22, 1915, killed in action in France,---Trooper, A Squadron, South Irish Horse, youngest son of Aubery Le Bas, --La Ras Terrace, Rathmines, aged 20 years. E. 12. Chapelle-D’Armentieres New Military Cemetery. Nord, France.