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Leslie Ernest Wyatt (1903-1961)

Wyatt was born in Portsmouth and worked in his father's radio/gramophone shop. He joined the Royal Engineers at the outbreak of war, was commissioned, and trained in a Beach Clearance Unit. His duties included clearing obstacles, including mines and bombs, putting down wire mesh tracks on the beaches, etc. He was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry on D-Day. After D-Day his unit became used for forward bridge building. Later Wyatt wrote 'A Short History of the 73rd Field Company, Royal Engineers in the North-West European Campaign'.