Born: 4th November 1915, 45, Corder Road, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd December 1941; age: 26; killed by Japanese action at R.A.F. Mingaladon, Burma.


Leo entered the R.A.F.V.R. in April 1940, as a Flying Officer. He was promoted to Flight

Lieutenant a year later. Before being posted to the Far East Command in August 1941.


Rank: Flight Lieutenant; Service Number: 78835.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Grave Reference:


Rangoon War Cemetery,


Images courtesy of Kevin Knights.



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James Vincent & Philomena Magurk, of St. Marychurch, Devon.


Father: James Vincent Magurk, born 1883, Chester le Street, Durham.

Mother: Philomena Magurk (nee Newson), born June 1888, Chester le Street, Durham.


Leo attended the University of London. He received his medical education at Middlesex Hospital, qualifying in 1939.


Leo was a member of the British Medical Association.


In 1939, he had a position at the Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital, Glamis Road, Tower Hamlets, London.



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