Leon Maton

Private Leon Maton served with 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the Belgian Army. He was born in Brussels. He died in Belfast on 9th March 1943 of meningitis.

Private

Leon Maton

Private Leon Maton served with 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the Belgian Army. He was born in Brussels. He died in Belfast on 9th March 1943 of meningitis.

Private Leon Maton served with 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the Belgian Army. He was born in Brussels. At his time of death, his home was given as 43 Rue De La Croix De Pierre, St Gilles, Brussels.

Campbell College, Belfast

Built between 1892 and 1894, Campbell College in East Belfast is a voluntary grammar school. During the Second World War, it served as a British Military Hospital and was heavily bombed during the Belfast Blitz. Photo from Geograph.ie.

Belgian death in Northern Ireland

At some point during World War Two, Private Maton found himself in Northern Ireland. He died of meningitis on 9th March 1945, aged 23, only months before the war ended.

He was treated at Campbell College Military Hospital, Belfast, Co. Antrim but the illness could not be cured.

Leon Maton was buried four days later on 13th March 1945. He was first buried in the Glenalina Extension, Section CS, Grave 93 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. On 8th October 1949, he was repatriated to a cemetery in Belgium.

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