Leslie Arthur Lemon was the son of Charles John and Alice Maud Lemon, of London.
Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor Lemon qualified as a military parachutist on course 119 which ran at RAF Ringway in June 1944. The instructors’ notes state that he was a "Very good jumper. Fine leader. Confident. Morale High."
He was posted to the Army School of Physical Training in Aldershot before being attached to HQ 1 Parachute Brigade, 6 Airborne Division. He served in Palestine.
On 31 September 1946, QMSI Lemon approached a road junction on his motorbike and he encountered a "Mines" notice, and on pulling up, he was attacked with automatic fire from a car which drew level with him. He was wounded in the chest, stomach and legs, and in spite of an operation the following morning, died in the Hadassah Hospital, Tel Aviv, at 1830 hours. The "Mines" on the road were dummies.
He is now buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
By Sam Stead with information courtesy of www.roll-of-honour.comRead More