Leon Guglielmazzi

Leon Guglielmazzi died on 5th May 1941 during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz as bombs fell on No. 24 British General Hospital, Belfast, Co. Down.


Leon Guglielmazzi


Corporal Leon Guglielmazzi served with the Pioneer Corps and was stationed at a military hospital based at Campbell College, Belfast on 5th May 1941.

Corporal Leon Guglielmazzi (13058545) served in the Pioneer Corps during World War Two. He was the son of Harry Glynn Shaw and Marjory Kathleen Shaw of Chadwell Heath, Essex.

He died on 5th May 1941 aged 25 years old when Campbell College, Belfast, Co. Down came under Luftwaffe attack during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz. His place of death was Mater Hospital, Belfast, Co. Antrim where he would have received treatment.

On the night of 4th-5th May 1941, a total of 19 people died when bombs hit No. 24 British General Hospital based at the East Belfast grammar school.

Leon Guglielmazzi’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section AS, Grave 103 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.