|Birth: ||Mar. 5, 1917|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1942, Egypt|
Birth location: Colchester (Registration District), Suffolk, England
A "sincere thank you" to International Wargraves Photography Project for creating this memorial.
Photograph of the memorial stone emblem for the Royal Air Force (RAF) WWII. Courtesy with Copyright permission granted by Inmemories.com © Pierre Vandervelden - Belgium 2004, 26 July 2013 to unigift. Merci beaucoup!
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 915860.
British Campaign in North Africa in 1940-1942.
Against Axis forces (Italy and German) - German General Erwin Rommel and Deutsches Afrika Korps (German Africa Corps).
21 January-12 June 1942: Rommel's second offensive; Gazala battles.
First Battle of El Alamein (150 miles west of Cairo).
"June-July 1942: Rommel's pursuit to El Alamein.
Afrika Korps returned to the offensive, driving the British back to the Gazala line, just in front of Tobruk, 26-27 May 1942. Rommel then returned to Tobruk and took the port on 21 June 1942, capturing 35,000 British troops. The British retreated to the strategic bottleneck El Alamein (150 miles west of Cairo) and for most of July 1942 the First Battle of El Alamein took place there. In the end, the battle was a stalemate, but stopped Rommel's advance." The battle was considered a British victory for halting Rommel. (Reference: Olive-Drab,
http://olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1940-42nafrica.php, assessed 22 July 2013, unigift)
Leslie was the youngest child, second son, of Alexander Richard Walter Goldwin (Born: 18 Aug 1884, Hoxton, London, Middlesex, England; Death: 13 Oct 1951, Ipswich, Suffolk, England) and May Ethel Fisher Kerrins (Born: 9 Feb 1887, Layer De La Haye, Essex, England; Death: 15 Nov 1962, Ipswich, Suffolk, England) Their marriage was 22 Aug 1913, Colchester, Essex, England. His father served in the Great War (World War I) Regiment: Royal Air Force, 20th Hussars, Regimental Number: 26250, 9450.
Leslie was appointed to the London Postal Service in January 1936 (Source Citation: British Postal Museum and Archive; Series: POST 58; Reference Number: 132, assessed 2012, unigift)
Family residence at time of death/probate: Wigston, Magna, Leicestershire, England. (Citation Source: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. 18 Sept 1942, assessed 2011, unigift)
Relatives on Find A Grave:
Uncle, Aircraftman 1st Class Thomas Albert Goldwin.
1st Cousin 2 Times Removed, Lieutenant Stephen Newton John Turnbull.
1st Cousin 2 Times Removed (In-Law), Pvt Bert Stokes.
2nd Cousin 1 Time Removed, Able Seaman Frederick Thomas Turnbull.
3rd Cousin, Gunner Raymond Clement Goldwin.
Military & Biographical information submitted 22 July 2013, MEB (#47998630)
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Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Note: Memorial Transferred 22 July 2013
Heliopolis War Cemetery
Al Qahirah, Egypt
Plot: 2. H. 6.
Maintained by: MEB
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Sep 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59420284