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Henry was the son of Henry William and Bassie A.M. Legg of Orsett, Essex.
He was an Aircraftman 2nd Class with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and died on Friday 22nd September 1944, aged 22.
He was a prisoner of war in Java and reportedly lost his life when the Japanese Merchant Ship Haru Yosi Maru was sunk by an allied submarine.
Henry Legg was one of Bata's most promising boxers before the war.
In 1945 John Tusa, Director and Managing Director of British Bata Shoe Company, cabled the office in Singapore asking if they could trace Henry.

Mr Loughton, the Company Secretary, then wrote to his parents on 26th November 1945 to tell them that he had died on 30th August, 1944 although this was subject ot Airministry Confirmation.

Mr Bruce Shaw forwarded his name to the Football Association to be placed on "The Footballers Roll of Honour".

A young Henry, or Harry, Legg.
Bata Record
21.05.43
HENRY JAMES LEGG
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