WESTWOOD, George

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
PLY/X 4229
Born: 
Sunday, April 19, 1925
Died : 
Wednesday, January 10, 1951
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Local Roll of Honour: 
Sergeant George Westwood died [1] when his patrol was ambushed in the Cameron Highlands area of Malaya [2][3].
 
Sgt. Westwood, eldest son of Mr and Mrs George Westwood of Main Street, Dunton Bassett, had served in Malaya for six months. During WW2 he served on HMS Dido. Educated at Lutterworth Grammar School, he was a keen sportsman, and when available played for Lutterworth Town R.F.C. He was married and had a five month old child he had not seen [3].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] Malayan Emergency Commonwealth Deaths 1948-1960.
[3] Rugby Advertiser - Friday 19 January 1951 / British Newspaper Archive.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 

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