Harold Evans started to write down his war time experiences after a stroke in 1984. To help his memory he used a poem he had written during his days as a Japanese POW.
Harold, sometimes known as “Bill”, “Chota”, and “The Best Leggi Man in the Business”, was born in Bootle, Merseyside on 11th August 1908 of Walter and Margaret Evans. He had two sisters, Margaret and Dorothy. He married the seven years younger Joyce Marty Johnston Hall on 5th August 1939, during RAF leave. They took a short weekend break as a token Honeymoon before he returned to his duties as an RAF Corporal and was posted to the Far East.
Thanks to Haroldīs `never give inī approach to life we can now all share this remarkable story.
This is Haroldīs story - The Best Leggi Man in the Business.
* Leggi means more, as in Oliver Twist, it was a name given by the prisoners for an extra helping of food, i.e. as in Leggie Queue.