Pagett Gerald Charles Gunner 14442784

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Name Pagett Gerald Charles
Army number 14442784
Rank Gunner
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Birth registered January 1926 at Kidderminster. Mother's maiden surname Howell.
Age 19 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted - probably conscripted - into 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, or to a Driver Training Regiment. Posted to the 1st Mountain Regiment. Served in North West Europe. KILLED in a Motor Accident 9/4/1945.
Company/Battery Not yet known, but probably 452 Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Driver.
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 Died 9/4/1945, as a result of a Motor Accident, possibly the same accident which resulted in the death of Lt H C Smith of 1st Mountain Regiment. Interred initially in Neustadt Temporary Burial Ground, Map Germany sheet N4, reference 172884. Re-buried 20/1/1947 in Grave 15.D.13. Becklingen War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM".
Home address Son of William and Elsie Pagett of Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
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