Monday, 27 April 2015

Entwistle, Leonard Whitworth - Second Lieutenant

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Royal Indian Engineers
Died 10 October 1941
Age 28

Second Lieutenant Leonard Entwistle died whilst serving with the Royal Indian Engineers at their depot in the Lahore Cantonment in the North West Frontier Department of India (now Pakistan).

Leonard was the son of Leonard and Ellen Entwistle of Erith, Kent, formerly of Haslingden. Leonard Entwistle (senior) was a Local Government Officer. Leonard was aged 28. He studied Chemistry and Pure Mathematics at the University of London, gaining his 1935.

Leonard is buried in Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan. The cemetery is a few miles from the city centre on National Stadium Road, near the airport. It was created to receive 1939-1945 War graves from civil and cantonment cemeteries scattered throughout northern Pakistan where their permanent maintenance could not be assured. The cemetery contains 642 burials. Leonard lies in Plot 3, Row A, Grave 5.