2611810 John Herbert LAW, 5 Grenadier Guards: 12/06/1944

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembering Today

    Casualty Details | CWGC
    GUARDSMAN JOHN HERBERT LAW
    Service Number: 2611810
    Regiment & Unit: Grenadier Guards, 5th Bn.
    Date of Death: Died 12 June 1944
    Age 35 years old
    Buried or commemorated at
    BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY
    Grave Reference: I, A, 6.
    Location: Italy
    Additional Info: Son of John Herbert and Sarah Ann Law; husband of Eveline Law, of Red Hill, Arnold, Nottinghamshire.
    Personal Inscription: HE LIVED AND DIED A GUARDSMAN. WORTHY OF REMEMBRANCE
     
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Here's a couple of pages about the actions of 5GG for early June 1944 in the Regimental history by Nicolson.
     

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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    His name below, see attachment, in LIST OF FATAL CASULATIES AMONG OTHER RANKS , 1939-45 page 549 as 6th Bn.

    They were disbanded in 1944* ,(quote from page 385 - dated March 13) Their Veterans were to return to England , and the remainder reinforced the 5th Battalion and provided a pool of reserves.Accordingly , seventeen officers and nearly four hundred other ranks were transferred from the 6th to the 5th Battalion, a further two hundred went to the I.R.T.D. , and not more than eight officers and a hundred other ranks remained for the homeward journey.


    * On the 4th of December , 1944 , the Adjutant , Captain RC Rowan , declared the 6th Battalion formally disbanded.
     

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  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    From the war diary

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