2722984 Thomas GERRARD, 2 Irish Guards

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    Casualty

    Guardsman GERRARD, THOMAS
    Service Number 2722984
    Died 04/08/1944
    Aged 28
    2nd Bn. Irish Guards
    Son of John and Annie Gerrard, of Orrell, Lancashire.
    INSCRIPTION: ON WHOSE SOUL SWEET JESUS HAVE MERCY. SADLY MISSED BY MOTHER, DAD AND FAMILY
    Buried at ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Calvados, France
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Coll. grave III. G. 3-12.
    See cemetery plan
     
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION
    Name: GERRARD, Thomas
    DOB:
    Place of Birth: Lancashire, England
    Residence: Lancashire, England
    Trade/Profession:
    Parents: John and Annie Gerrard, of Orrell, Lancashire.
    Probate: 26 Jun 1945, Liverpool, England
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    Photo:


    SERVICE
    Army/Personal Number: 2722984
    Rank: Guardsman
    Regiment/Battalion: Irish Guards, 2nd Armoured Battalion
    As at 01/09/1939:
    Enlisted:
    Pre-embarkation list, May 1944: Ref 70


    CASUALTY
    CWGC Link: Casualty Details
    CWGC Certificate:
    GERRARD_THOMAS.jpg
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
    Date of Death: 04/08/1944
    Age at Death: 28
    Casualty Type: Killed in Action

    Cemetery: ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY
    Cemetery Plan:
    ST CHARLES DE PERCY PLAN.jpg
    Cemetery Photo:
    ST CHARLES DE PERCY 1 .jpg ST CHARLES DE PERCY 2 .jpg
    Grave Reference: Coll. grave III. G. 3-12.
    Headstone Photo:
    GERRARD T 2ARMDIG.jpg
    Grave Registration:
    GERRARD T 1 doc2260937.JPG GERRARD T 2 doc5745228.JPG
    Grave Concentration: See CWGC Link
    [8 pages; Gdsm Gerrard not named on any, but pages cover relevant Collective Grave reference]
    Headstone:
    GERRARD T 3 doc2686737.JPG
    Reburial Date:
    Original Burial Place / Map Reference:
    Inscription:
    "On whose soul
    Sweet Jesus have mercy.
    Sadly missed by
    Mother, Dad and family"

    Army Casualty List (WO 417):
    2722984 Guardsman GERRARD T 1944 Irish Guards
    The Times Casualty List: published


    MEDALS
    Campaign Medals:
    Medal Roll Details:


    REFERENCES
    War Diaries:
    War Diary: 2nd Armoured Battalion IRISH GUARDS, Jan - Dec 1944
    Archive Files: WO 417, WO 171/1256
    Publications:
    Accounts:
    War Memorial:
    Newspaper:
    Websites:
    Irish Guards: Roll of Honour - WWII Open Resource Group
    Grdsmn Thomas Gerrard ( - 1944) - Find A Grave Memorial
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
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    2IG Pre-embarkation list
    2722984 Guardsman Gerrard T. 2 Armd - 70

    From
    2 Irish Guards (Armoured Battalion) | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 171/1256
    Description: 2 Irish Guards (Armoured Battalion)
    Date: 1944 Jan.- Dec.


    No. 1 Squadron
    No. 2 Troop

    Serial: 70
    Vehicle No: 212283
    Type of Vehicle: Sherman

    2719937 Serjeant BRENNAN M, Tp Sjt
    2722984 Guardsman GERRARD T, D/Op
    2723035 Guardsman WINGROVE W, G/Op
    2721254 Guardsman STANSFIELD J, G/Mech
    1431437 Lance-Corporal BURROWS A, D/Mech

    Total Officers:
    Total Other Ranks: 5
     

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