Leslie Gardiner was a Sergeant, Air Gunner with 514 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
He died on Friday 21st January 1944.
Leslie joined the Bata Industrial Training College in 1939 from Blackhall (a Coal Mining Area) County Durham and played as a member of the College Football Team as well as being part of the Fire Brigade in the Factory. He was also remembered being on Night Watch in the First Aid Section at the beginning of the War.
Leslie Theodore Gardiner with his Unit on August 29th 1942.
Leslie Theodore Gardiner, aged 20.
Letter to Leslie's parents dated February 1944 from Bruce Shaw of the Welfare Department.
Letter of sympathy from John Tusa, General Manager dated March 1944.