In World War l Leslie Beauchamp was a soldier in the British Army, who died aged only 21 when a grenade exploded in his hand during a training demonstration. This episode of mini documentary series Great War Stories remembers Beauchamp through the words of his sister, writer Katherine Mansfield. Leslie's time growing up in Wellington is examined, as well as the mutual affection between brother and sister — including samples from letters they wrote to one another, and tributes that Mansfield would pay to him in her fiction and poetry.
...she felt that he had a sensitivity that the other Beauchamps didn't have.– Nicky Saker, President of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society, on Katherine Mansfield's feelings towards her younger brother
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