Remembering Today 14/9/42 Lance Corporal: J.J.H.Gunnell,1867067,41 Fortress Coy. Royal Engineers

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  1. CL1

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

    Lance Corporal GUNNELL, JOHN JORDAN HENRY
    Service Number 1867067

    Died 14/09/1942

    Aged 31

    41 Fortress Coy.
    Royal Engineers

    Son of John William and Edith Emily Gunnell; husband of Mollie Gunnell, of Lymington, Hampshire.


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  2. ramacal

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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Well-Known Member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: John Gunnell
    Given Initials: J J H
    Rank: Lance Corporal
    Death Date: 14 Sep 1942
    Number: 1867067
    Birth Place: Southampton
    Residence: Hampshire
    Regiment at Enlistment: Royal Engineers
    Branch at Enlistment: Other Corps
    Theatre of War: Malaya
    Regiment at Death: Royal Engineers
    Branch at Death: Other Corps

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  4. Pat Atkins

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    John Jordan Henry Gunnell was born in early 1911 and is recorded in the Census of that year living with his mother Edith and his two sisters, Grace and Beatrice at 25 Dyer Rd, Southampton. His father, John William, seems to have been a merchant seaman in WW2; he died in 1953 aged 73. There's a marriage record (New Forest) in the first quarter of 1938 of John JH Gunnell to Molly Towers. In the 1939 Register, Molly is living in Lymington with an Arthur Towers - her father? - and one other person.

    From what I can gather, I think L/Cpl Gunnell would probably have been imprisoned in Changi; burials there were translocated to Kanji Cemetery after the war.

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