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Albert Godfrey Leigh (1906-39)

Albert Godfrey Leigh was born in London.

He trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Handsworth and was appointed to the Hunan District of China in 1930.

After returning from furlough in 1939, he was appointed to the Pingkiang Circuit, which was in the front line of the war between Nationalist China and Japan.

He was killed during a Japanese air raid on March 15th 1939, after entering the basement of a colleague's house to comfort children who were sheltering there.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1939

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