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Leslie Pollett

Date of death: 4.8.1942
Area: Crofton
Regiment: York and Lancaster
Family information: His parents were Joseph Henry and Georgina, his twin brother was John
Rank: Private
Service number: 4746423

War Service

There are no details of when and how he joined the Regiment but it was thought that he was taken prisoner and may have died in a Prisoner of War Camp.

Family Life

Leslie was a local boy who lived with his parents, Joseph Henry and Georgina, and his twin brother John in Hare Park View or Walton View. He was always very happy-go-lucky in his school days.
It is thought that Leslie worked at Walton Pit after leaving school. He was quite short – about 5 feet 4 inches – but growing.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission state that Leslie was killed on 4th August 1942, when he was 21 years old. He is buried at the Ranchi War Cemetery in India.

rows of graves with a wide expanse of grass between the 2 blocks of gravestones leads to the white cross of sacrifice at the far end of the cemetery. Several trees surround the cemetery Ranchi War Cemetery

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