Private Leon Maton served in 1st Battalion, 2nd (Yser) Infantry Brigade of the Belgian Army during World War Two. At his time of death in Northern Ireland, his home address was 43 Rue De La Croix De Pierre, St. Gilles, Brussels, Belgium.
Private Maton died of meningitis on 9th March 1945 aged 23 years old. He received treatment at Campbell College Military Hospital, Belfast, Co. Down but to no avail.
Leon Maton’s funeral took place on 13th March 1945. Members of both Belgian and British forces attended the ceremony conducted by chaplains from both armies.
His grave was in Glenalina Extension, Section CS, Grave 93 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. On 8th October 1949, Belgian authorities repatriated Maton’s body to a cemetery in Belgium.