Guardsman JOHN PATERSON PRENTICE (photo added)

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Rank Guardsman
Forenames JOHN PATERSON
Surname PRENTICE (photo added)
Initials J P
Place of Birth LARKHALL, LANARKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Monday, 19 January 1914
Date of Death Sunday, 30 July 1944
Age 27
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown, UNKNOWN
Service Number 2697126
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Scots Guards
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 3 Tank Battalion, Scots Guards (6th Guards Tank Brigade, 15th Scottish Infantry Division - 28/7/44 - 10/8/44)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location VIII. B. 5. Special Memorial.
Previous Place(s) of Burial LES LOGES, SEINE-MARITIME
Epitaph NO EPITAPH
Family Details Unknown

Additional Information

 

 

JOHN PATERSON PRENTICE was born in Ashgill, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Family details are unknown, other than he had daughter called Helen Simpson Shrimpton (neé Prentice). After her death her ashes were placed next to her father's headstone.

 

 

Guardsman JOHN PATERSON PRENTICE, undated.1

 

 

Headstone for Guardsman JOHN PATERSON PRENTICE, undated.

 

References
1. Additional information and photographs kindly provided by Mark Curzon, obtained from the late Helen Simpson Shrimpton (neé Prentice) daughter of Guardsman JOHN PATERSON PRENTICE.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Mark Curzon, obtained from the late Helen Simpson Shrimpton (neé Prentice) daughter of Guardsman JOHN PATERSON PRENTICE.
Additional photographs provided by: Carl Shilleto and Mark Curzon.
Additional information provided by: Mark Curzon.

 

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What other people have said

Gloucestershire, England

Malcolm Fleming

Remembering the sacrifice made by John Prentice and his fellow guardsmen on 30th July 1944 - from the son of Alastair Fleming, 3rd Tank Battalion Scots Guards

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017
England

Donna Martin

Guardsman John Patterson Prentice - God Bless Grandad, lovely to see you again in France and to know that you are now reunited with your daughter Helen after 73 years

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017