Date of birth: Q3 1921
Parents: William and Frances Ann Jones
Address: 2-4 Market Place, Warwick
Occupation: Employed at the Leamington Brick Company
Leslie’s parents were William J Jones (1893-1972) and Frances Ann Jones nee Barnett (892-1973). They had married in Warwick in the fourth quarter of 1917. William had a hardware shop at 2 Market Street, Warwick.
Leslie was born in Warwick in Q3 1921. He had an older brother – William Joseph (1920-1995) and a younger brother Cecil (1925-2010).
According to the 1939 census Leslie’s father was an ARP warden for the duration of the war.
Leslie left his estate of £109 7s 7d to his father as he was not married. He is buried in Buried in Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.
Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 5111801
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 98th Independent Infantry Brigade, 19th Independent Division
Date of death: 4th May 1945
Cause of death/Battle: Died of septicaemia
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh. 3. G. 4.
Commemorated locally at:
Leslie was serving with the 14th Army of Burma when he died. He enlisted with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment before being transferred to the Royal Berkshires.
Leslie’s two brothers, Cecil (1925-2010) and William Joseph (1920-1995), both served in the war and survived. Leslie and Cecil served together in Burma. William spent 15 months in a POW camp
Details taken from this piece in the Warwick Advertiser 22nd June 1945
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office