Private David Ley, Royal Scots Special Reserve, was born in Queensferry in 1893. He first enlisted into the Special Reserves in 1911 and joined the regular Army in 1912. He served in India and France. In 1915 he was discharged as no longer fit for war service due to a chronic condition. David died, an Army Pensioner, on 27th July 1916, aged 22 at Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. His place of burial is unknown.
His brother William died in France in 1917 and his brother Thomas died of illness in 1919.
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