Monday, 20 October 2008

Stondon Massey: Remembering ... Leonard Hasler

Leonard Hasler “joined as a lad in September 1916” – he was called up at the age of 18 - and served in France but was fatally wounded and died on 20th October 1918. His mother made the journey from Stondon to visit him in hospital in Boulogne “and was just in time to be recognised by him. She was present at his funeral”. (The account of Mrs Conn’s visit to France and that of Leonard’s funeral, as recorded by Reeve on 23rd October 1918, is very poignant.)

The ‘Commonwealth War Graves Commission’ includes the following citation:

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