Leonard Charles Christian

Private Leonard Charles Christian died on 5th May 1941 during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz when bombs fell on No. 24 British General Hospital.

Private

Leonard Charles Christian

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Private Leonard Charles Christian, known as Len, served with the Pioneer Corps at No. 24 British General Hospital during the Belfast Blitz of 1941.

Private Leonard Charles Christian (13058429) served in the Pioneer Corps during World War Two. Born on 30th March 1915, he was the son of James Wilfred Christian and Mabel Christian (née Samways) of Marylebone, London.

He died on 5th May 1941 aged 26 years old when Campbell College, Belfast, Co. Down came under Luftwaffe attack during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz.

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.

Leonard Charles Christian’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section W, Grave 384 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. His headstone bears the inscription:

In loving memory of my beloved son Len. Mum and family.