GILLINGHAM, Reginald John

Rank: 
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
'Layforce'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Armoured Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
543209
Died : 
Friday, June 19, 1942
Age: 
36
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Company Quartermaster Sergeant Reginald Gillingham was reported missing presumed died during operations in Burma on 19 June 1942, his secondary unit recorded as 'B' Batallion Layforce on each of the casualty listings [1][2].
  • 2 January 1924 enlisted Royal Tank Corps aged 18. Former trade 'Shop Assistant'. Residence 'Fisherton Salisbury Wiltshire' [3].
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archive files WO417/57, WO417/66, WO/417/100.
[2] CWGC.
[3] Royal Tank Corps Enlistment Records, 1919-1934.
 
Notes
  •  'B' Batallion of Layforce was formed from No.8 Commando and was sent to the Middle East before being disbanded with some of the Commandos dispersing to specialist units including Mission 204 / Special Service Detachment in the Far East.
  • The CWGC do not currently list him as Commando.
  • In each of the Casualty Lists above He is listed alongside Trooper Lewis Ralph Scanes with the same date of death.
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