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John Leslie

(Photo copyright L.Oakley)


10 May 1916 Chesterfield RD

Service No.



591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE.

Military Notes:
Service Record:

Volunteered in 1940.
1 Oct 1940-Enlisted at Chesterfield
17 Oct 1940-Pioneer R.E. Group E Class III
1 Jun 42 to 25 Jul 42 Attended and Passed a Wireless Course at Training Cadre 54 Div. Signals.
17 Feb 43-Fitter Workshop Group A Class III
17 Feb 43-Passed Fitters 10 Basic Course, Class III Group A
Ringway Parachute Training Course 81.
16 Sep 45 Embarked UK
24 Sep 45 Disembarked Palestine

Height: 5ft 7
Weight: 124 lbs
Compleion: Fair
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Light Brown

Family Notes:


Civilian Occupation:

Surface  man  at a mine before the War 


Lillian Gertrude Green (1920-1998) m.1944


1988  Chesterfield RD,



Cemetery / Memorial:









The following photos have been sent in by Sapper Oakley's Family and are shown here with permission.
Copyright of the photos remain with Sapper Oakley's Family.

The Antrims circa 1942/43 in the field, having a break from some construction exercise.
Sapper Oakley is middle of the front row.

A "591 Para Squadron" Reunion Dinner in the 1950's in London.

The Cover of Sapper Oakley's Service Book.

Click on the Photo of 591 Field Coy to goto to Website Gallery where the individuals are named.
Sapper Oakley is on the back row, 3rd from the left.

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