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Leslie Wylie Black – age 38 – Gunner (1826537) 21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

The regiment sailed from the Clyde in December 1941 and arrived at Batavia on Java in February 1942. British forces surrendered in March and Leslie became a prisoner of war, PoW No. 2433.

Leslie was moved to Sanadakan in Northen Borneo in April 1943 and died near Borto during a forced march “of malaria”  

(Source: cofepow.org.uk, roll-of-honour.co.uk and family grave in Riddrie Park Cemetery – SWGP p.25)

Born 1907 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of Robert Thomas Black and Marion Rankine Black of Garthland Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow E1. (Source: CWGC, The Scotsman 27/4/1946 p.8 and family grave in Riddrie Park Cemetery – SWGP p.25)

Husband of Margaret Beveridge (Wright) Black of Carmyle and of 76 Croftburn Drive, Glasgow S4.who he married in 1940 in Townhead, Glasgow.   (Source: CWGC, GRoS – Marriage Register and Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)

Died on Service on 13 February 1945.

Commonwealth War Grave – Singapore Memorial, Singapore