Mauger, Leslie Henry Willis

Mauger, Leslie Henry Willis

Engineer Commander

HMS Adamant, Royal Navy

Died of disease on Saturday 5 April 1941 (aged 43)

Buried:

Bangor Cemetery, Co. Down (Section 4. V. Grave 3)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

Leslie Henry Willis Mauger was born on 12 January 1898 in Beckenham, Kent and he was a son of Henry Louis Mauger and Emily Minnie Mauger (nee Neville) whose marriage was registered in the third quarter of 1894 in Islington, London and who subsequently lived in Rose Villa, Dendy Road, Paignton, Devon.  Henry Louis Mauger was a watchmaker and he and Emily Minnie had at least three children – Elsie Doris, Leslie Henry Willis, and Reginald Louis.

Leslie Henry Willis Mauger and Marjorie Caroline A. Webber were married on 1 April 1922 in Paignton, Devon.

Leslie Henry Willis Mauger was a career seaman in the Royal Navy and during the Second World War he served aboard the submarine depot ship HMS Adamant.  This ship was built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast; she was launched in November 1940 and commissioned in February 1942.  Eventually, HMS Adamant was broken up in September 1970 at Inverkeithing, Fife in Scotland.

Engineer Commander Leslie Henry Willis Mauger was 43 when he died of cancer at 24 Military Hospital (Campbell College), Belfast on 5 April 1941 while he was working on HMS Adamant and his wife Marjorie placed an inscription on his headstone in Bangor Cemetery:

IN LOVING MEMORY

OF

MY BELOVED HUSBAND

Leslie Henry Willis Mauger was predeceased by his father who died on 10 February 1941.

Leslie Henry Willis Mauger’s widow, Marjorie Caroline Arbuthnot Mauger (nee Webber), died on 22 June 1988 in Gosport, Hampshire.