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Marie was the more commercially successful and wrote adventure books the best known being Convict 99 and also stories that were serialised in the Daily Mail. Her husband was the first literary editor of the Daily Mail and wrote adventure books for boys.
Leighton was a prizewinning Classical scholar at Uppingham School a pupil remembered Leighton using a wheelbarrow to recover his haul from the school prize-giving - his hope was to one day become the editor of a national newspaper.
At the school, Leighton did not have a wide circle of friends as he was regarded as being rather cold and conceited by his peers. He did however become a close friend of Vera Brittain 's brother, Edward and Victor Richardson ; Mrs Leighton called the friends "the three musketeers".
Leighton developed an interest in reading poetry, and writing his own verse whilst at Uppingham.
He subsequently used the medium of poetry to express his burgeoning love for Vera Brittain, Edward's sister, whom he first met when visiting Edward at his home in Buxton in However, when the Great War broke out he sought a place in the Royal Navybut was turned down due to short-sightedness.
However, after he procured a "general fitness" certificate from a local GP which did not make reference to his myopia, he received a commission in the Norfolk Regiment on 21 October and was promoted a lieutenant with the Worcestershire Regiment on 26 March He was initially highly motivated to join the fighting by ideas of patriotism, honour and duty, but an analysis of his letters reveals that he quickly became unhappy and disillusioned by his experiences at the front describing it as "a mere trade".
His last words on the battlefield were "they got me in the stomach and it's bad" before he was rendered semi-conscious by morphine. Leighton underwent emergency abdominal surgery at Louvencourtbut only survived for a short time.
His burial service was held at Louvencourt church. It is strange they should be blue, Blue, when his soaked blood was red, For they grew around his head: It is strange they should be blue. And you did not see them grow, where his mangled body lay, Hiding horror from the day; Sweetest it was better so Violets from oversea, To your dear, far, forgetting land, These I send in memory, Knowing you will understand".
She immortalised him in her memoir Testament of Youth. Brittain's Chronicle of Youth, which contains her diaries —, includes entries about Leighton and their relationship, excerpts from his letters from the battlefield and his poetry.
His mother anonymously published a memoir of him called Boy of My Heart in Leighton is commemorated on the war memorial in the school chapel at Uppingham and, although he did not take up his place at Merton College, his name is on the war memorial there. His sister Clare Leighton became a talented woodcut artist; she wrote a biography of her mother, Tempestuous Petticoat.
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