Remembering Today 10/9/44 George Lancett, Durham Light Infantry

Discussion in 'Durham Light Infantry' started by La-de-da-Gunner Graham, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    Remembering today:
    George Lancett
    Private 4105023
    Durham Light Infantry
    Died: 10/9/1944
    Buried: Geel
    Son of Edward and May Lancett; husband of Selina Lancett, of Shirley, Birmingham

    :poppy: Remembered with honour.
  2. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

  3. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Private GJ Lancett was serving with the 6th Bn Durham Light Infantry, 151st Infantry Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division, when killed during the fighting in or around Gheel itself.

    Fifty Div had a hard battle and were eventually relieved by the 15th (Scottish) Division. However, the latter entered Gheel and moved on to the next canal assault crossing without a fight - the job having already been sorted by Fifty Div and the 8th Armoured Brigade.

    RIP Private GJ Lancett :poppy:



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