SAS Kerley, Gerald Charles

Date of death
11-Jul-1944

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Kerley
  • FORENAME
Gerald Charles
  • UNIT
SAS (possibly Special Boat Squadron)
  • RANK
Trooper
  • NUMBER
5727124
  • DATE OF DEATH
11th July 1944
  • AGE
24
  • GRAVESITE
Ramleh War Cemetery,Israel 5.E.6
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 13.09.1919, Hampreston, Dorset
son of Charles and Frances (nee Musselwhite) F.E.Kerley, Colehill Wimborne, Dorsetshire
attended Almer School
finished studies Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
worked as apprentice mechanic at Sturminster Marshall
enlisted Dorsetshire Regiment December 1939
parent unit Royal Armoured Corps (July 1941)
07.02.1943 transferred to K Detachment
03.1944 serving as 'A1 vehicle mechanic'
hospitalized 03.07.1944, discharged hospital 06.07.1944, re-admitted 08.07.1944. died 12.07.1944 (although official date shows 11.07.1944)
cause of death listed as polio encephalitis
 
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Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
Hi, that’s one of my relations. We need to find out more information relating to him, can you help??
There is a full page on him in The SAS And LRDG Roll Of Honour by Ex Lance Corporal X. Includes a photograph or him and also photo of his grave in Israel, have added a few more details to his record above from that source.
 

Julietkilo101

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There is a full page on him in The SAS And LRDG Roll Of Honour by Ex Lance Corporal X. Includes a photograph or him and also photo of his grave in Israel, have added a few more details to his record above from that source.
Hi Craig, fantastic thank you! Would you be kind enough to link me please to the Roll of Honour so we can see a photo. Kind regards, Justin Kerley
 
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