3054349 John EASTON, MiD, Scots Guards attached Long Range Desert Group

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    Army Number: 3054349
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name: J EASTON, MiD
    Unit: Scots Guards & Long Range Desert Group


    London Gazette : 8 July 1941
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35209/supplement/3887/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be Mentioned for distinguished services in the Middle East during the period December, 1940, to February, 1941:-
    S. G'ds.
    Easton, No. 3054349 Gdsmn. J.
     
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    Casualty
    Guardsman EASTON, JOHN
    Service Number 3054349
    Died 12/02/1941
    Aged 22
    Scots Guards and Long Range Desert Group
    Son of Adam and Bessie Easton, of Musselburgh, Midlothian.
    Buried at KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA
    Location: Libya
    Number of casualties: 2674
    Cemetery/memorial reference: 8. F. 21.
    See cemetery plan
     
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    For dbf, scant reward for the sterling work you carry out within this forum, posted for you with much appreciation.

    As always, much soul-searching in posting, given the utmost respect that I have for the author of the source of information attached, extracts from what I believe to be the absolute definitive work on LRDG casualties. May it promulgate their memory for evermore. As a matter for my conscience in using this source, and to continue its original aims, I have donated £100 to the Combat Stress charity prior to posting here. Please note, if I should receive a cease and desist request I will, immediately and with all reverence, always.

    So, for dbf from:

    THE SAS AND LRDG ROLL OF HONOUR 1941-47

    VOLUME I – DEEDS SHOW
    North Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand

    EX-LANCE-CORPORAL X, QGM

    The passage of time does not make for easier reading.

    Sincerely,

    Jim.

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    Jim,
    Thank you very much for posting those accounts of Guardsman Easton's service background as well as the hardships endured by the patrol. Also for your very generous donation to Combat Stress.




    Adding for record: transcript of a newspaper article which was filed in
    War Diary: 2nd Battalion SCOTS GUARDS, Jan - Dec 1941
     
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