Gunner Leonard Edgar (1475599) served in the Royal Artillery during World War Two.
He was the son of Leonard Edgar and Sarah Ann Edgar, of Belfast, Co. Antrim, and husband of Norah Edgar of Belfast, Co. Antrim.
Born in Belfast, he lived there when he enlisted in the British Army. He fought in 23rd Battery, 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment.
Edgar died on 23rd May 1940 in France. At the time, he was part of the France and Belgium campaign on 1939-1940.
Remembering Leonard Edgar
Leonard Edgar’s grave is in Section 9, Row AA, Grave 5 of Wimereux Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. There are 14 Commonwealth war graves there and 6 more unknown burials. His headstone bears the inscription “we will remember in the sunset glory. The life he gave will never grow old”.
His name is also on the family plot in Section L, Grave 242 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.