Patston John William Private 6212817

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Personnel Entry

CWGC Headstone - Private John William PATSTON, 2nd Kensingtons.
CWGC Headstone - Private John William PATSTON, 2nd Kensingtons.

Name Patston John William
Army number 6212817
Rank Private
Decorations Not known
Date of birth Birth registered Q2 1916, West Ham, Essex. Mother's maiden surname Wanstall.
Age 28 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment. Posted to the 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment. Killed in Action/Died of Wounds 24/10/1944.
Company/Battery Not yet confirmed.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not known
Joined Brigade Not yet known
Promotions None as far as is known
Wounded Not as far as is known, but see below.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Killed in Action or Died of Wounds - not yet confirmed - 24/10/1944. Buried in Grave V. A. 11. Lier Belgian Military Cemetery, Antwerp. Headstone inscription - "ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS". Probate granted 5/1/1945 Llandudno Registry.
Home address Son of John and Harriet Patston; husband of Elsie Ellen Patston, of Chingford, Essex. Married Elsie Ellen Platt Q1 1943, Essex South Western District.
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Thanks are due to the Find A Grave Website for access to the image of Private Patston's CWGC headstone.