Shorter John Brereton Lt 100049

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Name Shorter John Brereton
Army number 100049
Rank Lt
Date of birth 1/12/1919.
Age 0
Unit Emergency Commission as 2/Lt in the East Lancashire Regiment 1/10/1939. Attached to the Black Watch, Posted 1 TS. Attended Course at Intelligence School. Transferred to Army Air Corps 10/3/1943 as a W/S Lt. Posted 4th Bn Parachute Regiment.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Duty Officer.
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed, but mentioned in the Battalion War Diary on 17/2/1942.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/4/1941. W/S Captain. A/Major.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered June 2000, aged 80, at Haverfordwest, Dyfed.
Home address Whitmore Road, Newcastle, Staffordshire. 60 Sneyd Avenue, Newcastle, Staffordshire in 1959, 1963 and 1971. The Hut, Ashley Heath, near Market Drayton, Salop.
Source table 1TS

He is recorded as having travelled to Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 18 with his parents aboard the S S Eros leaving London on 5/8/1938 and arriving back in London on 4/9/1938. To read a detailed account of the vessel, which was lost during the War, please click here.