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Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery, Poland, Second World War

 


Grave of Private Leslie Basnett, number 3713008, 6th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment.  Died as a prisoner of war in Poland on 14th July 1943, age 24.  Private Basnett was captured in the retreat to Dunkirk. He was born in and lived in Liverpool before the war. Son of Arthur William and Mary Basnett of Liverpool. His brothers Arthur William [died of dysentery and pneumonia whilst in a POW in the Far East] and Robert Campbell Basnett also died in Service. Buried Malbork Commonwealth War Cemetery, Poland.
Information from Red Cross is that he died as a prisoner of war from a brain tumour. Held at Stalag XXa in Turun.
Accession Number: KO1914/01

 

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