28 August 2011

5769867 Pte Basil E Leggett, 5th Bn, Royal Norfolk Regiment

5769867 Private Basil Edward Leggett of the 5th Batalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment died on the 28th August 1945. He was 32 years old and the son of Mr and Mrs H. W. Leggett of East Dereham, Norfolk. He is buried in Sai wan war Cemetery in Hong Kong, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission noting, "...the remains of those who died as prisoners in Formosa (now Taiwan) were brought to Hong Kong for burial at Sai Wan in 1946. There are now 1,505 Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Sai Wan War Cemetery. 444 of the burials are unidentified."

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Wikipedia for the Sai Wan war Cemetery photo.

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