CHEETHAM, Gerald

Rank: 
Fusilier
Unit/Base: 
Police Intake: 
Metropolitan Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
6482292
Died : 
Wednesday, October 27, 1943
Died on war service
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Fusilier Gerald Cheetham, Heavy Weapons Troop, died of illness (pneumonia)  whilst on active service in Italy [1].
 
A former pupil of Ashton Grammar School, Gerald Cheetham joined the Metropolitan Police. In July 1942 he volunteered for the Commandos [2]. 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 [3]
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[1] CVA local record for No 2 Cdo. 
[2] Stan Jones record of Ashton Grammar School former pupils.
[3] London Gazettes Supplement 35310, page 6026, published 14th October 1941.
 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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