1896 Jan 30. Born Tendring, Essex.
1901 census at Maybanks, Ewhurst
1910 - 1914 Employment
1911 census at 13 Priory Park Road, Willesden
1917 Aug 29. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lte. (on prob.). Leslie Gilbert Kesterton.
1915 Oct 2. Landed in France
1918 Mar 24. Appointed Flying Officer in RFC
1918 Aug Crashed and was injured. His observer, 2nd Lieutenant Herbert Norman Ullyot (Ullyat in RAF List). , was killed. Kesterton was flying in Armstrong Whitworth FK8 B4163. The RAF Communique reports the weather as fine with few enemy aircraft seen that day.
1919 Jan 10. Promoted Lt
1919 Feb 23. RAF. Transferred to Unemployed List.
1920 Dec 29. Joined ADRIC with service no 1371. Posted to M Coy
1921 Feb 3. Wounded at Clonfin Ambush and posted to Depot Coy. He later received £1500 compensation for his injuries, so they must have been severe.
1921 May 6 to 23 Jun. Medical Leave
1921 Jul 1. Discharged medically unfit, due to his service with RIC
1921 Jul 2. Pension paid for 12 months
1924 Jun 17 Leaves UK for Sydney . Intends settling in Australia. He is an Engineer.
1925 Apr 21. Arrives UK from Sydney.
1970 Jul/Sep Died Lewes, Sussex.