LRDG Easonsmith, John Richard (Jake)

Date of death
16-Nov-1943

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Easonsmith
  • FORENAME
John Richard (Jake)
  • UNIT
LRDG Commanding Officer
  • RANK
Lieutenant Colonel
  • NUMBER
140546
  • DATE OF DEATH
16th November 1943
  • AGE
43
  • GRAVESITE
Leros War Cemetery,Greece 3.B.3
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Tank Regiment,R.A.C.
born 12.4.1909 Bristol
resided Coombe Dingle,Bristol
son of George and Daisy Aldridge Easonsmith,Bristol
husband of Honor Gertrude (nee Marsh) Easonsmith,Rudgeway,Gloucestershire
educated Mill Hill School,London
educated Clifton College,Bristol
travelling salesman,Emu Wine Company,Bristol in civilian life
4 Gloucestershire Searchlight Regiment,Royal Artillery (Sgt) 1939
commissioned Royal Tank Regiment (2Lt)
award M.C. (London Gazette 21.10.1941) (2Lt)
joined LRDG March 1941
previously served in Y and R1 patrols
award D.S.O. (London Gazette 26.11.1942) (Captain)
KIA Leros
Clifton War Memorial ("Eason-Smith" - error)
 
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