BEANEY, John George Arthur

Rank: 
Gunner
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
1453333
Died : 
Wednesday, January 31, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
30
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Gunner John Beaney 1 Commando
Gunner John Beaney died during operations at Kangaw. 
 
Extract from the Middlesex Chronicle - Saturday 17 February 1945
"Mrs. J. Beaney, of 15, Hamilton Road, Twickenham, has been officially notified that her husband, Gnr. Jack Beaney, a Commando, was killed in action in Burma in January. Thirty years of age, he was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Beaney, of 63, Swan Road, Hanworth. Gnr. Beaney enlisted on the outbreak of hostilities with the 72nd Searchlight Battn. at Twickenham Green, and served with the R.A. until a few months ago, when he volunteered for the Commandos. He was an old scholar of the Archdeacon Cambridge’s School. Both in civilian and army life Jack was a successful boxer, being a member of the Twickenham and Battersea Amateur Boxing Clubs."
 
Sources
CWGC
Issue 9 of the Third Jungle Book [view].
Middlesex Chronicle via the British Newspaper Archive. Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.
 
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