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Rank : Private
Army Number : 4856554
Unit : 2nd Bn
Enlisted 1.4.1932 in the Regular Army Leicestershire Regiment for 7 years service and 5 in reserve. Served in India in the late 1930s. Presumed died at sea 12.9.1942, aged 30. He has no known grave but is commemorated on a memorial at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking, Surrey.
Enlisted Worksop Nottinghamshire; UK 1-4-32 - 12-9-34; India 13-9-34 - 7-2-39; UK 8-2-39 - 6-5-39; UK AR 7-5-39 - 25-8-39; UK 26-8-39 - 2-9-39; Palestine 3-9-39 - 14-5-41; Crete 15-5-41 - 28-5-41;
Middle East 29-5-41 - 12-9-42.
Posted IBD XlX 11-9-41; Rejoined 2nd B 13-9-41; Posted Xll 18-9-41; Posted IBD XlX 18-12-41; GHQ ME U/L/Cpl 12-3-42; Pd/L/Cpl 12-3-42; Posted ME OCTU 16-3-42; Relinquished L/Cpl 3-7-42; To IBD 16-7-42; To Port of Embarkation 27-7-42; Embarked for unknown destination 30-7-42; Missing at sea 12-9-42; Reported presumed killed in action at sea. RMS Laconia ?
Some information from a private source.
Date of Birth : 27.2.1914
Place of Birth : East Retford, Nottinghamshire
Date of Death : 12.9.1942
Place of Death : At Sea
Civil Occupation : Farm Horseman
Period of Service : 1.4.1932 - 12.9.1942
Conflicts : WW2
Places Served : UK, India, Palestine, Crete ( WIA ) and Middle East
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