SAS Gunston, John St George

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Gunston
  • FORENAME
John St George
  • UNIT
2 SAS
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
124477
  • DATE OF DEATH
7th March 1944
  • AGE
  • GRAVESITE
Cassino Memorial,Italy Panel 4
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Irish Guards
born London
resided Gloucester
son of Sir Derrick and Lady Gunston,Petty France,Badminton,Gloucestershire
Op.Maple (sub Op.Driftwood) - failed to make sea rendezvous - last
seen alive 7.3.1944
 

DATE OF DEATH:

07-Mar-1944
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galcock

Member
  • SURNAME
Gunston
  • FORENAME
John St George
  • UNIT
2 SAS
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
124477
  • DATE OF DEATH
7th March 1944
  • AGE
  • GRAVESITE
Cassino Memorial,Italy Panel 4
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Irish Guards
born London
resided Gloucester
son of Sir Derrick and Lady Gunston,Petty France,Badminton,Gloucestershire
Op.Maple (sub Op.Driftwood) - failed to make sea rendezvous - last
seen alive 7.3.1944

Gunston was my father's commanding officer at Taranto. My father was SSM J Alcock. Ironically I married a girl from Chipping Sodbury. I came from Yorkshire and met her in Bristol when I was a student there. I often pass the Petit france when going down there.
Graham Alcock
 

galcock

Member
The Petit France is a cluster of two or three houses on the road to Tetbury/Stroud from Bath. Local people have told me that the name comes from when French prisoners where housed there from the Napoleonic wars. Two of the properties have been converted now to B&Bs.
 
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