Private Leo Gavronsky, born Leguda (or Jeguda) Leib Leon Gavronsky, was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the Second World War.

He was born in 1915, in, Pancras, the second son of Russian-born Jacob, a physician by profession, and Mary Gavronsky (née Kalmanovsky). The younger Gavronsky studied at University College before entering law with Middle Temple.[1]

Gavronsky died on 18 October 1942, during the Western Desert Campaign, while serving with the 7th Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Alamein Memorial.


  1. Register of admissions to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, from the fifteenth century to the year 1944, Volume 3, p. 947.


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