Chaloner Bernard Gunner 14722479

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Name Chaloner Bernard
Army number 14722479.
Rank Gunner
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Birth registered Q4 1912 at Chorlton, Lancs. Mother's maiden surname Burns.
Age 32 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted - probably conscripted - in the General Staff Corps - date not yet known. Underwent Basic Training at a Preliminary Training Centre. Transferred to the Royal Artillery. Probably posted to a Field Training Regiment for gunnery training. Posted to the 1st Mountain Regiment. Served in North West Europe. KILLED in ACTION at Osnabruck 4/4/1945.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 4/4/1945. Initially interred at Vortlage Propiety, Germany - Map sheet 95 1/50,000 - reference B073976. Reburied 17/5/1947 in Grave LV. D. 8. in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads "O JESUS, OPEN WIDE THY HEART AND LET HIM REST THEREIN". Probate granted to his widow from the Manchester Registry on 18/9/1946 in the sum of £200.10.7d
Home address Son of Richard and Maria Gertrude Chaloner, of Manchester; husband of Kathleen Maud Chaloner (nee Horner), of Manchester, whom Bernard had married in Manchester in July 1940.
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