WESTWOOD, George

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PLY/X 4229
Born: 
Sunday, April 19, 1925
Died : 
Wednesday, January 10, 1951
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Sergeant George Westwood died [1] when his patrol was ambush 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 chld he had not seen [3].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] Malaya Historical Group.
[3] Rugby Advertiser - Friday 19 January 1951 / British Newspaper Archive.
 

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