Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Wednesday, October 27, 1943
Died on war service
Fusilier Gerald Cheetham, Heavy Weapons Troop, died of illness (pneumonia) whilst on active service in Italy . A former pupil of Ashton Grammar School, Gerald Cheetham joined the Metropolitan Police. In July 1942 he volunteered for the Commandos . Prior to this whilst serving as a Police Constable on " G " Division, Metropolitan Police, he was awarded the King's commendation for brave conduct in Civil Defence during an air raid . Sources  CWGC  CVA local record for No 2 Cdo.
 Stan Jones record of Ashton Grammar School former pupils.
 London Gazettes Supplement 35310, page 6026, published 14th October 1941.
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